Peavey Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

April 16, 2012 7:58 AM ET

BINGHAMTON, NY - The Eastern League has named Binghamton Mets starter Greg Peavey as the Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 5th - 15th. Peavey won both his starts with the B-Mets during that span, tossing 10.2 scoreless innings.

Peavey, entering just his second professional season, won his Double-A debut by defeating the Erie SeaWolves on April 9th. The Vancouver, Washington native struck out five and allowed just two hits over 5.2 scoreless innings. On Sunday, he tossed five shutout frames to defeat the Portland Sea Dogs.

Selected in the 6th round of the 2010 draft by the Mets out of Oregon State University, the right-hander made his professional debut with the Savannah Sand Gnats (Low-A) last season. In 14 starts in the South Atlantic League, he went 6-2 with a 3.12 ERA. He was promoted to the St. Lucie Mets (High-A) in late June and went 5-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 starts in the Florida State League.

Peavey's B-Mets (4-5) start a three-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats tonight in Manchester at 6:35 PM. LHP Mark Cohoon will take the ball for Binghamton and face off against RHP Ryan Tepera for the defending Eastern League champions. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pre-game show begins at 6:20 PM on Newsradio 1290 WNBF.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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