Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wes' Week That Was

23-year old Wes Wrenn was selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2009 draft, out of The Citadel, in South Carolina. He makes his home in Greensboro, NC. Wes is taking his first professional steps towards his big-league dreams, and has agreed to check in on the Blog from time to time to get us behind the scenes in the life of a new minor league ballplayer.

Today we’ll try to win game three to secure the sweep over Auburn. We took game one after a crazy five-inning “fog out.” The fog rolled in off the ocean faster than anything I’ve ever minute we were watching baseball and the next we were just listening.

The umpire decided to call it when he could no longer see the pitcher, I thought that was the best call he made all night considering I had not seen a baseball for the last inning and a half. Every time Joey and I would hear contact we would duck behind the net.

Last night our bats came alive, as we hit four home runs to take game two.
After today’s game we’ll pack our bags and head to Vermont and arrive just before the sun. If we make good time we might be able to catch a few hours of sleep before we leave for the field. That is part of the luxury of being a minor league player in Single A; long bus rides in the wee hours of the morning and peanut butter and jelly two or three times a day, depending on how hungry you are. I guess we could be working instead of playing, so we’ll continue to make those rides.

Fortunately, we do have the best fans in the New York Penn League by far. That makes it all worth it. Other teams play in front of 2,000-4,000 fans daily, and we have 6,000 on a "bad" night. Thank you for all the support, Brooklynites!

See you on Thursday when we take on the Staten Island Yankees.

-- Wes


Lisa Gav said...

Nice relief pitching today, Wes!

Paul J. Perez said...

Great job picking up your first hold of the season.