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First place becoming trend for Mets organization

The Binghamton Mets enter Thursday night's series finale against Bowie tied with the Baysox for the best record in the Eastern League. The B-Mets (61-48) lead the Eastern Division, the Baysox (61-48) lead the Western Division. The Triple-A Las Vegas 51s have a 5.5 game lead in over the El Paso Chihuahuas in the Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League. Meanwhile, in the big leagues, the New York Mets are on a six game win streak leading the Washington Nationals by two games and sit atop the National League East.

While playing baseball for a living beats working at a desk all day, losing is not fun. Luckily for the B-Mets, their success and the success of the entire organization makes it much easier to come to the ballpark for work everyday.

"I mean, we play baseball for a living," said infielder Josh Rodriguez. "It beats 9-5 and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. You come out here, in this beautiful weather like this and you get to play a kids game and just enjoy it. But yea, it does make it a little better, a little easier when you're winning and it makes it more enjoyable. But like I said, just come out here to have fun and play the sport that I love to play."

"It's good times," said B-Mets Manager Pedro Lopez. "We're looking at the TV trying to see what the Mets are doing. Right now we're really happy because I know [Terry Collins] and his staff, they have worked extremely hard to get that team where they're at [sic] in this position so, I'm really happy for them and I hope it continues."

The B-Mets and Baysox play the series finale at NYSEG Stadium, Thursday at 6:35. Binghamton is looking for a sweep which would give the B-Mets sole possession of the best record in the Eastern League.