"As a kid you always dream of playing professionally, regardless of what sport you play," Meeks said. "It doesn't matter if it's football, basketball or whatever sport it may be. I chose baseball because it was my passion while I was growing up. My mom still has cards from career day in elementary school where I was asked what I wanted to be and I said I wanted to be a professional baseball player.
"It's a dream come true and to be able to do it in a hometown kind of deal, it's really awesome. It couldn't have turned out any better, honestly."
Meeks is officially listed on the Suns' disabled list. However, the power-hitting catcher is not nursing an injury.
"I don't have an injury," Meeks said. "I got called up to Hagerstown on what the organization calls a 'phantom DL'. For the past two weeks I've been working with the pitchers on the staff and learning about each of them since I didn't know them beforehand.
"Hopefully I'll be coming off the DL soon and be ready to roll. It's hard sitting over there not playing, but in the realm of things it's been good for me because I'm learning about each pitcher, what they want to do and how they want to get it done. I'm just trying to get onto the active roster, get into the catcher rotation and just stay in the game of baseball as long as I possibly can."
Suns starter Ivan Peneyro (5-3) got the job done against the Power on Sunday, in allowing just three hits over six innings, while striking out four.
Peneyro's lone blemish was a two-out, solo homer to left by Power leadoff man Walker Gourley. Shortstop Max Moroff finished with two hits for the Power, who managed just four hits overall.
Power starter Tyler Glasnow was also solid before his pitch count ran out with two outs in the fifth. Glasnow worked 4 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and striking out eight.
Jhondaniel Medina made his Power debut in relief of Glasnow and took the tough luck loss, allowing four runs in the sixth inning (three unearned). Medina was hurt by a pair of walks, two errors, two doubles and a hit batsman in the inning.
Stephen Perez and Khayyan Norfolk each had an RBI double for the Suns in the inning, while Tony Renda plated a run with a sacrifice fly to center.
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