Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
You can tell a lot about a team after the first game of the season.
The Binghamton Mets had their first game interrupted by lightening.
And the stormy season continued through the last game of the season.
A game in which the Mets blew a 4 run lead, and lost on a 3 run home run in the 9th inning.
For the team's 76th loss.
First baseman Josh Satin says, "One of those days and one of those seasons where ya know, we never seemed to be able to put things together where we could make a run at the end of the year but ya know, the season was a success I think, everyone played hard and I think losing is disappointing but we'll get over it."
The team finished in 5th place, 10 games under 500.
But don't tell this team that the season wasn't successful.
Several of the players from this year's team were promoted to Triple A.
Some, like Henry Mejia and Lucas Duda made it to New York.
Duda has been starting in the outfield for the Mets.
Binghamton manager Tim Tuefel thinks Duda is just scratching the surface of his potential.
"Here's a guy, really, his primary position is first base. I mean he plays a good first base and now he's made himself into a really good outfielder and he's going to be an offensive guy to deal with. He's shown that here, he's shown that at Triple A and hopefully he'll show it in the big leagues...hats off to him."
And the success of players like Duda have the rest of the B-Mets excited about their futures as well.
Marshall Hubbard says, "At this level, you know you're close, you're always just a phone call away, an injury away so you just keep working hard, playing hard and hopefully things work out for ya."
So while the team didn't make the playoffs this season, they say, there's nothing to be disappointed about.
In Binghamton, Gabe Osterhout, Action Sports.