Miguel Perez, who has won each of his last three starts for the Binghamton Mets, was named the…
B-Mets report: Gomez's streak ends
But the Eastern League's longest hit streak this season represented a step forward for the free-swinging centerfielder, who has been widely regarded as one of the Mets' top prospects for his high ceiling and raw talent. "They wanted me to take more pitches," Gomez said. "But I can't hit like that. If you don't swing, you can't hit." The surge in Gomez's production continued a trend for the Dominican Republic product, who signed with the Mets as a non-drafted free agent in July 2002. After batting just .203 in 172 at-bats as a leadoff hitter, the 20-year-old has fared better lower in the order. Most often, Binghamton manager Juan Samuel has utilized Gomez as the No. 6 hitter, where he is batting .366 through 101 at-bats. The improvement is no coincidence, Gomez said. While the Mets are eager to see Gomez utilize his speed as a table-setter – he has stolen 23 bases in 31 attempts this season - Gomez sees himself as a power hitter...
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