Jacobs runs hit streak to 19
Binghamton Mets catcher/first baseman Mike Jacobs swings before Saturday's game at Trenton, New Jersey. (Photo: Bryan Hoch/Scout.com)

Posted Aug 16, 2005


Mike Jacobs' hitting streak reached 19 games on Monday, with the Binghamton Mets catcher logging hits in both games of a doubleheader at Portland.

The 24-year-old Jacobs went 1-for-4 in the first game, an 8-5 loss. He added a 1-for-3 performance as a designated hitter in the nightcap, a 3-1 B-Mets defeat.

Since the streak began on July 31, Jacobs has hit .385 (27-70) with 14 runs scored, five doubles, five home runs and 18 RBI.

The streak has raised Jacobs' average from .304 to .318 at a late stage in the season. Jacobs leads the Binghamton club in runs (65), hits (135), doubles (36), home runs (25), runs batted in (91) and slugging percentage (.590).

Entering Tuesday's play, Jacobs also leads the Eastern League in doubles and RBI, is tied for second in home runs, hits and slugging percentage, and ranks fourth in batting average.

The pair of losses set last-place Binghamton (52-69) another two games behind the division-leading Sea Dogs. Binghamton trails the Northern division by 13.5 games.


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