MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 15)
Alright, 2-9 is definitely not the way the Mets wanted to finish that road trip and it was a tough watch for any Mets fan. I know times are getting hard and people are calling for blood to flow like the mighty river Nile. A friend of mine claimed that Carlos Beltran brought a curse with his return. However, I claim that it is the Castillo curse! We haven’t made the playoffs since his arrival! (Nobody take that statement seriously.)
My choice for MetsMerized Player Of The Week is…Angel Pagan!
Our resident Angel in the outfield, Mr. Pagan is the man. Filling in a great 4th OF and posting nice numbers overall as a starter, Angel Pagan has developed into quite a decent player. He’s no All-Star but he is a serviceable MLB ready starter. I don’t think he’s untouchable in a trade like some fans do, but I do like what he has brought the team this year.
On this rough week for the Mets offensively, Pagan was one bright spot. He managed a .296 AVG ( 8-27 ; 1 2B, 2 HR) and posted a .296/.345/.556 line overall. He scored 3 runs and drove in 3 of his own. His 15 TB and 2 SB lead the Mets on the week.
There’s no place like home for Angel Pagan, who returned to NY in a trade from the Cubs and has found success here. We can only hope that he continues to mature into a better player as time goes along to complement the play of Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran. Congratulations to Angel Pagan!
Who’s Hot And Who’s Not
Johan Santana : 1 GS, QS, (ONLY) W : 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Raul Valdes: 8.2 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 0.00 ERA
Jose Reyes: .313/.333/.375 (10-32 ; 2 2B), 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Carlos Beltran : .083/.215/.083 (2-24), RBI, 5 BB.
Past Award Winners:
One Hit Wonders: Jeff Francoeur, Mike Pelfrey, Jose Reyes, Johan Santana, David Wright.
So Nice He Did It Twice : Ike Davis, Angel Pagan.
Third Time’s The Charm: Jose Reyes.
Of Note 7/19-7/26
Rough week for the Mets where Johan Santana provided the only win. Mike Pelfrey and Fernando Nieve had ERAs above 11.
5 HRs and 13 RBI on the week for the Mets.
Make sure to send in your questions and comments to SatishRam1193@aol.com for this week’s mailbag! The first one should be good.
About the Author: Satish Ram
I am a Senior Writer and Editor here at MetsMerized - where I specialize in Minor League coverage. I have been on the staff since 2007 and I am currently in my third semester of college in New York City. You can find me at www.facebook.com/SatishRam or @SilverHeatMMO. Feel free to message me - I love talking about the Mets or baseball overall with anybody.
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