Urena caps big week with five-hit night

Mets prospect scores 11th-inning game-winner on 24th birthday

Jhoan Urena is hitting .315 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 27 games since the end of July. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Marisa Ingemi / MiLB.com | September 1, 2018 10:08 PM

Five days after a record-breaking effort, Jhoan Urena put together another milestone for Double-A Binghamton.

The Mets prospect followed up a three-homer, nine-RBI game by collecting a career-high five hits and scoring the winning run in the 11th inning as the Rumble Ponies outlasted Portland, 7-6, on Saturday at NYSEG Stadium.

Video: Urena ties game for Rumble Ponies

"It was a lot of fun, especially with my teammates," Urena told MiLB.com following his three-homer performance, a game in which he broke the team record for RBIs in a game. "They were all so happy for me, but that's the way they always are. Whether it's good or bad, my teammates are there for me. They're a great group."

As it turned out, it was just the start of his big week.

On his 24th birthday, Urena gave himself plenty of reasons to celebrate. He forged a 6-6 tie with an RBI single in the ninth, then singled in the 11th and came home on a double by Oliver Pascual.

Gameday box score

The native of the Dominican Republic singled to center in the second and beat out an infield hit to shortstop in the fifth. In the seventh, he singled again on a ground ball to right, scoring Mets No. 24 prospect Will Toffey

"I've been working on a few different things, but I'm always focused on my main goals," Urena said earlier this week. "I'm giving my best out on the field and lately it's been working for me."

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Urena is hitting .379 in his last 17 games, raising his overall average 20 points to 260.

"I feel good and I keep working hard," he said following the August 27 game.

Mets No. 28 prospect Patrick Mazeika picked up three hits, including a pair of doubles, while Kevin Taylor went 3-for-6 with a double.

Sixth-ranked Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec tripled, singled, drove in three runs and scored once for the Sea Dogs despite the loss.

Marisa Ingemi is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Ingemi. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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