Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/30/13
Congratulations to Eric Young Jr., the National League Stolen Base Leader for 2013! Eric Young Jr. might have been a man on a mission when he took the field for the Mets in yesterday’s season finale. He led off the game with a base hit and took off — successfully — for second base on the very next pitch, cementing himself as the NL’s stolen base leader for 2013. A couple pitches later, he stole third with ease for good measure to put his season total at 46. He even gunned down a runner at home early in the game to help out Jon Niese. The Brewers had benched Juan Segura, whom Young had entered the day tied at 44 steals with, which set the stage for Young to break the tie. In the grand scheme of things, this season ended up being yet another lost one — so it’s perfectly fine to give a nod to some individual achievements and try to find a reason to smile. Young was certainly one of the bright spots on this team from the second he joined it, and he did the majority of his work on the ba...
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