The Mets salvage one win in San Juan

In a very long series finale in Puerto Rico, Josh Thole stepped up, among others

Updated: July 1, 2010, 9:39 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Josh Thole experienced plenty of growing pains behind the plate in recent years as he tried to get up to speed as a catcher, but his ability to hit for a high average always had come naturally.

Then, confronted with adversity for the first time as a professional, Thole struggled and slumped while opening the season with Triple-A Buffalo, his average dipping to .194 on May 18.

Ultimately, Thole straightened himself out and was promoted to ...

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