So this week wasn’t good, and that’s a major understatement. A lot of Met fans, including myself, are really getting tired of watching this so-called Major League team try to play baseball. Any opposing pitcher seems to dominate them, and things are not looking good. However, there was one bright spot this week, and undoubtedly I have to give the award to that player.
My choice for the MetsMerized Player Of The Week is… Ryan Church!
Ryan Church was basically the only offensive force for the Mets last week, batting .433 (13-30) and being one of the only two players to play every game last week, the other being David Wright. Church led the Mets in hits (13) in the past week, (with Alex Cora coming in a distant second with 7) and he managed to lace two doubles. He led the Mets during the past week in total bases (15) and OBP (.452).
He scored 4 Runs, stole a base, and had 3 RBI, along with a robust .500 slugging percentage.
Church played a perfect week on defense, and also recorded an OF assist. It’s weird because I called him a trading chip not too long ago, and now he’s basically the most productive guy on the team. He’s stepped it up a little since Beltran’s injury, so Kudos to Ryan Church for producing in an anemic lineup.
Honorable Mentions :
Mike Pelfrey : 1 GS. 7.2 Innings, 6 Hits, 6 K’s, 0.00 ERA
Gary Sheffield : .286 (6-21), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 9 TB.
Award Winners :
One Hit Wonders : Luis Castillo, Ryan Church
Of Note 6/28-7/5
The Mets had a whopping 4 home runs this week, which is one more than last week. (Sheffield, Tatis, Martinez, Wright). Congrats to Martinez on his first major league Home Run.
Captain David Wright batted .172 (5-29) last week. Out of the 24 outs that David made, 10 were strikeouts.
The above-mentioned Mike Pelfrey looked great against Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers, giving the Mets a 1-0 win.
Sach C., a fellow writer on Metsmerized, commented this on last week’s post. “With Nieve and Santana making two starts this week, I expect one of them to take this week’s award.” I wholeheartedly agreed…Sadly, Nieve and Santana combined for 4 losses this week.