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Josh Satin (MiLB.com)

JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — New York Mets infielder Josh Satin singled in his first MLB at-bat Sunday as the Mets dispatched the Washington Nationals 6-3 in D.C.

Satin, 26, led off the 3rd inning by smacking a 2-2, 63-mph curveball from Nationals P Livan Hernandez into left field (see video). He later scored on a single by Mets SS Ruben Tejada.

“It was great to be out there,” Satin told MLB.com. “To get a hit on my first at-bat was definitely more relaxing. It was awesome. It’s hard to describe.”

The University of California-Berkeley alum struck out in his next at-bat and was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the 6th inning with the score tied and the bases loaded. Mets manager Terry Collins’ decision was vindicated when pinch-hitter Willie Harris hit a two-run single.

Selected by the Mets in the 6th round of the 2008 draft, Satin began the 2011 season with the Binghamton Mets (AA) before being promoted to the Buffalo Bisons (AAA) in July. Between the two he hit a combined .323 with 12 HRs, 76 RBIs, 43 doubles, a .411 on-base percentage, and .495 slugging percentage.

Satin is the 13th Jewish player to take the field with a major-league team this year. The Mets’ regular first baseman, fellow Jewish ballplayer Ike Davis, left the lineup in May with a season-ending injury.

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