David Wright, 3B
MMO Player of the Week!
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Mets go ahead and prove us wrong. Although it’s a long shot to say that anybody was expecting to win a series against the best team in baseball (and the way this team was playing, against the Cubs), hopes were not high coming into the week. The streaky defense and simply atrocious offense were barely able to scrape out two wins in six games played. In an otherwise depressing week, one man stood out above the rest: our Player Of The Week, David Wright!
Wright sparked his offensive resurgence with a double and a homer in the Mets’ 5-1 win against Shelby Miller on Wednesday. He proceeded to single three times the following day, walk and single another three times on Friday, walk and double on Saturday and double once more on Sunday. A player getting this many hits was almost an alien concept to us; until we remembered who was getting them. He’s a 6-time all star for a reason and this week did nothing but remind us of that. His collective 10 hits gives him a phenomenal line of .529/.600/.824 for the week and a line of .297/.390/.491 on the year. Wright has been the only player contributing anything to this horrid offense as of late. It’s quite frustrating to see him waste his talents in a lineup that offers no protection around him. Thankfully, he’ll be around for 7 more years to come.
How could we forget Matt Harvey? The young stud had another great start, yielding only 5 hits and one run while striking out 7. His only mistake (yes, he can make mistakes) came on a hanging breaking ball that Matt Carpenter took full advantage of, smacking a line drive past the diving Marlon Byrd and resulting in an RBI triple. Harvey settled down after that and did not let another run cross the plate. Unfortunately for him, the lack of offense and ugly bullpen pitching undeservedly handed Harvey his first loss of the season. Hey, at least it wasn’t another no decision… right?
*Stats taken into consideration are from 6/9 – 6/15 and will run from Sunday – Saturday going ahead…