— Lynn Worthy (@PSBLynn) August 29, 2013
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These honors also come as no surprise for either Dykstra or Walters, who are both enjoying career years for the best team Binghamton has ever assembled.
Dykstra is hitting .273/.436/.497 this season. While he’s cooled off with the bat considerably over the last two months (.235 BA in July, .189 in August), he’s had a season that has certainly made people notice him again. His 20 home runs are tied for fourth best in the Eastern League, and his 80 RBIs leave him in sole possession of fourth place. What’s most stunning is his ability to get on base. His .436 OBP is best in the league by 20 percentage points, and he’s at the top of the leader board with 101 free passes. That’s a lot of walks.
Meanwhile, Jeff Walters is now the career saves leader for the Binghamton Mets, and he did it all in one season. In 52 appearances (55 IP), Walters is 4-3 with a 2.13 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, allowing just 16 walks, while striking out 58 to go with his league-leading 37 saves. The next closest to him in that category is Aaron Barrett of Harrisburg, who has closed out 26 wins for the Senators.
Both of these players have been crucial parts of the most successful team in Binghamton Mets history, and these honors are well deserved! Congratulations to Allan and Jeff…now let’s get that EL crown to finish off the year right!
(photo credit: Gordon Donovan)