Man, it has been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to do one of these. I apologize to anyone who takes the time out to read these; I’ve had a lack of internet for the majority of the past two weeks. The only thing that saved me was that I still had access to television.
As for the Mets, we haven’t gotten the results I’ve been wanting and we haven’t looked so hot lately. But with Reyes back, Beltran back, and Wright looking solid, things could change and be looking up for the Mets in a hurry.
My choice for MetsMerized Player Of The Week is…Ike Davis!
The Mets did not have a good weekend down by the bay where they lost 3/4 and almost lost the 4th had a competent umpire been behind the plate. I could blame K-rod too, but he probably got enough bashing from the fan base when he blew another save. The one constant over the 4 game series was Ike Davis.
The hard hitting rookie has been a major asset to this team from the second he was called up. He’s on pace for 20+ HRs and I must admit he has impressed me with his glove as well as his bat. Over time, I think he is going to develop into a very respectable first baseman and probably make an AS appearance or two.
On the week, Ike batted .313 (5-16 ; 2 2B, 2 HR) with a .313/.313/.813 slash line overall. Scoring twice, Davis had 5 hits and drove in 5 runs, both tops on the team for the week. Add in 13 TB to that impressive 4 games and subtract the sad fact that he didn’t have a walk, and you’ll still get some good numbers for Davis. So congrats to Ike!
Who’s Hot And Who’s Not
Johan Santana : 1 GS, QS, ND : 8.0 IP, ER, 8 H, BB, 5 K.
R.A. Dickey : 1 GS, QS, L : 7.0 IP, ER, 5 H, BB, 3 K.
Angel Pagan : .071/.133/.143 ( 1-14 ; 2B), RBI, SB.
Rod Barajas : .000/.000/.000 (0-7, 1-17 last 17 ABs), K
Past Award Winners:
One Hit Wonders: Jeff Francoeur, Mike Pelfrey, Jose Reyes, Angel Pagan, Johan Santana, David Wright.
So Nice He Did It Twice : Ike Davis.
Third Time’s The Charm: Jose Reyes.
Of Note 7/12-7/19
The All-Star game! Nice showing by David Wright, 2-2. Nice to see the NL pick up a win there.
We cannot blow this road trip.
Diamondbacks and then the Dodgers? Let’s do this!