Outfielder Ryan Church is scheduled to play for the Cyclones again on Friday, rehabbing on his way back to the majors after suffering a concussion. Church has been on the Disabled List since June 6th, played for Brooklyn on Thursday, turning the "borough of churches" into the "borough of Church's."
On Thursday, Church was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two singles, a double, a run scored, and an RBI in the Cyclones' 4-2 win.
Church was acquired by the Mets during the off-season, along with Brian Schneider, in exchange for Lastings Milledge. Church quickly became a fan favorite, leading the team on offense, and sparkling on defense, as well. Through 50 games this season, Church is batting .300 (54-for-180), with 35 runs, 10 home runs, and 35 RBI.
Church suffered his concussion on May 20 in Atlanta when he crashed his head into the knee of Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar. Church returned as a pinch-hitter two days later, but experienced post-concussion symptoms, and was later placed on the DL.
Church became the 11th New York Met to rehab in Brooklyn, joining Tsuyoshi Shinjo, Tom Martin, Joe McEwing, Mike Stanton, Kaz Matsui, Cliff Floyd, Alay Soler, Moises Alou, Paul LoDuca, and Ramon Castro.
- Watch a Q&A with Ryan Church on BCTV
- Great seats are still available for Friday's game, to see Ryan Church play for the Cyclones, and watch a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Get your tickets now!