3 Up & 3 Down: It’s All About The Kids Edition
As the Mets wrap up an uncommon five game series win with the Atlanta Braves, we have an even more uncommon edition of 3 Up and 3 Down, featuring five “Ups” centered on the Mets youth movement.
Dillon Deserved Better: I actually missed Monday night’s game. The rain delay of over three hours was too much for me to bear. From all reports though, Dillon Gee pitched a gem, going 8.1 innings before giving up the walk off home run. Dillon has been pretty spectacular his last four outings giving up only 5 earned runs in his last 29.0 innings. He has also struck out 32 batters while walking four in that span.
Matt In The Matinee: Matt Harvey pitched the day game of Tuesday’s doubleheader and picked up a win at last. Marvelous Matt went seven innings giving up three runs and striking out, get this, 13 Atlanta Braves. He’s now 6-1 with a league-leading 115 strikeouts and a 2.16 ERA. Wow!
Primetime Wheeler: The junior member of the dynamic duo, Zack Wheeler, pitched the nightcap on Tuesday and pitched six scoreless innings allowing while walking five and striking out seven. The newest Met was hitting 97 on the radar gun for most of the night. Wheeler and Harvey have given us a chance to dream about how good things may be. It was a great Tuesday for Met fans.
Recker Goes Yard: Anthony Recker was brought here until Travis d’Arnaud was ready to join the team. A broken foot by the Mets top catching prospect has kept Recker around as John Buck‘s backup for most of the first half of the season. On Tuesday, the Mets showed great faith in Recker by having him catch Wheeler, and then he hits the tie breaking home run in the seventh inning. Recker is the type of player I like to root for, an underdog making the most of his chance.
Five Straight For Satin: Satin broke the tie in Thursday night’s game with a pinch hit RBI double. The hit was his fifth straight time he’s been on base in his last five plate appearances. It was said Satin was hitting the ball well in Vegas, lets hope he hits the ball well in Philly, Chicago, Denver and Citi Field.
These kids have this old cynic thinking twice lately. The long series in Atlanta was enjoyable to watch, and lets hope things just keep getting better from here on out. Let’s Go Mets!!
About the Author: Gregg Hopps
Gregg lives on Long Island, and has been a Mets fan since Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose slugged it out in the 1973 playoffs. "Keith Hernandez is the best defensive first baseman to ever have played baseball."
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