B-Mets Reflect On First Half

By wbng sports

July 12, 2011 Updated Jul 12, 2011 at 11:53 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton)

They have played well past the first 71 games, but this marks the end of the first half of the Eastern League season.
And it's a half the Binghamton Mets would rather forget.

Manager Wally Backman says it has simply been a matter of inconsistency.
When they've pitched well, they haven't hit, and vice versa.
Add that together and it's not surprising the team went 35-55 in the first half.
After an ice cold start the hitters have come around, while the pitching staff holds the worst ERA in the league.
But now all that means very little as Backman and his staff want to wipe the slate clean, and start fresh in the final 50 games of the season.
" We are trying to have a better second half, going out here with the mindset that we're playing two halves. This is their careers. And it's all about numbers, for everybody. The whole organization. We are looking at the numbers and situational hitting and all those kinds of things. And even if you had a bad first half, you can throw that out the window we're going to see how you finish at the end."
" The last month or so our offense has picked it up, which is why we've had a better turnout wins and losses was. I think our defense can improve, myself included, to help out the pitchers a little bit. But I think for the most part were in the right direction."
Satin is joined by Jordanny Valdespin and Jeurus Familia in the Eastern League all star game.
That will be in Manchester, New Hampshire tomorrow night.

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