With Spring Break over and the destruction of the bullpen mascot, the Mets have been looking to get themselves on track for the following season. Going 4-2 over a six game stretch is pretty good and the team seems to have woken up a little. However, when the dust clears on the week, we are still in last place and we’ve got a ways to go. But hey, things are looking up!
My choice for MetsMerized Player Of The Week is…David Wright!
There was definitely a hard decision to make this week with Ike Davis putting up similar numbers but I think overall, Wright’s numbers edge Davis’ slightly. Wright may seem young but he’s been around since age 21 in 2004 – about seven years now. Ike Davis needs a strong example in just his second year at age 24. Wright needs to be a strong force in the middle of a lineup that looks a little better with the return of Jason Bay.
Wright posted a .286/.444/.762 slash going 6 – 21 on the week with 3 Home Runs and 6 RBI. 16 TB on the week with 6 BB, 3 SB/0 CS and 7 R scored created a real nice week on the fantasy baseball scene for David Wright – and I’m sure nobody on the field for the Mets is complaining either. He had an error on the week but started 3 double plays, good to see.
It’s probably impossible for Wright to keep up this pace for the rest of the season but if he were to show this life for extended periods of time, I don’t think anybody would be complaining. The middle of the Mets lineup now includes Beltran, Wright, Bay, and Davis which looks pretty good to me. The order can alternate but if Bay puts up bounce-back numbers this year, things will look good. Congrats to Wright!
Who’s Hot And Who’s Not
Ike Davis: .381/.440/.905 (8 – 21; 2 2B, 3 HR), 6 RBI, 3 BB, 19 TB
Josh Thole: .067/.118/.133 (1 – 15), 0 R, RBI, 4 K
Past Award Winners:
One-Hit Wonders: Chris Young
Nationals and the Phillies this week – all on the road. If we can go 4-2 again and win both series, I’d be pretty happy. I’m not sure, but I do think we face Halladay this weekend.
The Mets had a surprise showing – a HR by Jason Bay on the 21st. It took him until the 27th last year to hit that 1st HR, and that was playing most of the games.