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T.J. Rivera Singles To Extend Hit Streak To 11 Games

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T.J. Rivera. (Photo by David Conde/LOD)

Updated: May 25 – 11:20 am 

T.J Rivera extended his current hit streak to 11 games, with a single during Tuesday nights game in Las Vegas.

During the streak he is batting .490 (24 for 49), three doubles, a triple, home run, 17 RBIs, and three walks.

Updated: May 22 – 8:50 pm

Just to update my original post from Saturday, T.J. Rivera extended his hitting streak to nine games with another multi-hit game when he finished on Sunday with a 2 for 4 game. Rivera has seven straight games with at least two hits and eight in the last nine.

With Rivera’s two hits, he remains in the lead in the Pacific Coast League, now with 56 hits, and still leads with 40 RBI’s.

In his last 10 games, he is now batting .489 (22 for 45), with three doubles, a triple, home runs, 16 RBI’s.


Original Post: May 21

I have been patiently waiting for the New York Mets to finally make the right call and bring up their most prolific hitter in their minor league system.  And no he is not a top prospect, well he isn’t considered one, even though his numbers say otherwise.

T.J. Rivera, aka, “The Hits Machine”, has done everything the organization has asked of him since he first signed with the Mets in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Troy University.

Now I understand there is a business side with baseball, but what team in their right mind would waste such a great hitter when he can really help the big club. And it isn’t all about just the bat, Rivera can play every position in the infield and also worked out during this past spring with the big club in the outfield.  What better option than to have a player that can do it all.  I am sure if they needed him to catch or pitch, he would do a great job at both.

But it has almost become comical that Rivera has not been called up yet. Yes, he is not on the 40-man roster, but I believe he has earned the right to be added.

This season with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51’s, he has the highest batting average in his minor league career at .367 (third in the PCL), has 10 doubles, five home runs, and leads the whole league with 51 hits and 39 RBI’s.

Amongst his teammates, Rivera is second on the 51’s in batting average, runs (26), doubles (10), and Slug (.561), and first in total bases (78).

In his last 10 games, the Bronx native is batting .432 (19 for 44), eight runs, and 16 RBI’s, and currently has a seven game hitting streak. In that span, he has five multi-hit games, with his totals as 2, 3, 2, 4, 3.

May I ask, what more does Rivera have to prove? I am sure nothing.

The Mets are struggling now to keep their guys healthy and on the field, especially now that it was reported on Saturday that Lucas Duda will remain out of the line-up with a bad back.

The writing is on the wall and the best hitter in the Mets farm system is waiting patiently for his opportunity to shine and there isn’t anything left to show.

All there is left to say is, Mets #CallUpTJ.

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