MetsMerized Player Of The Week! 8/23-8/30
So pitching wise, I’d have to say we did not see a bad week for the Mets, with the Mets starters throwing out two Johan-esque performances (Misch, Figueroa), some decent ones (Redding, Figueroa), and some…bad ones (Parnell, Pelfrey, Parnell). I did that the AAAA team won’t mail in the season yet, as they’re still out there playing, so I guess it’s the right attitude. I’m looking forward to September callups in about a week. But anyway, on this week’s award.
My choice for MetsMerized Player Of The Week is… Fernando Tatis!
Fernando Tatis. This is a guy who had one great season and has since then bounced around, amassing time with 5 MLB teams. Coming to New York last year, Fernando became the King of Clutch, as his clutch hits helped the Mets win a few games. However, through most of this season, Fernando had been playing as the King Of Double Plays, much to the dismay of Met fans. But Fernando has turned it around lately.
Batting .405 (11-27) on the week, Fernando slugged a home run and drove in 5 runs, while scoring 3 times. Of those 11 hits (which led the team), he managed two 2B, and put together 16 total bases on the week, which also led the team.
Tatis also put together a nice week on defense filling in for David Wright, as he only had one error but fielded the position fairly well. The 2008 NL Comeback Player of the Year has toughed it out this year and played hard, so Kudos to Fernando Tatis!
Jeff Francouer: .320 (8-25; 4 2B) 5 RBI, 3 R, 12 TB
Anderson Hernandez: .435 (10-23; 2 2B, 1 3B) 3 RBI, 3 R, 14 TB, .609 SLG
Nelson Figueroa: 2 GS, 1-1. 12 IP, 1.50 ERA, 10 H, 2 ER, 12 K.
Past Award Winners:
One Hit Wonders: Ryan Church, Daniel Murphy, Johan Santana, Jeff Francoeur, David Wright, Fernando Tatis
Been There, Done That Twice: Luis Castillo, Angel Pagan.
Of Note 8/23-8/30
I’m not sure what genius wants Wright to fly with the team to Colorado, but I guess it’ll happen regardless. Beltran seems to be on the path to returning; No news on Reyes. But can we put Francouer on the DL or something? He’s playing injured for no reason.
Whopping 2 HRs for the Mets this week (Pagan, Tatis) but 16 2Bs.
Lance Broadway’s up! Is he gonna start? He deserves a shot. Parnell can hit the pen for a while.
Conformation that Thole’ll be up when the MILB season ends. Keep his ABs limited and against RH-pitching seems to be the plan and I agree.
Billy Wagner most likely pitched his last inning as a Met this week. I wish him the best in Boston, because he was a great player.
About the Author: Satish Ram
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