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Eric Young extended his hitting streak to seven games last night, one shy of his career-high. Young is hitting .419 (13-31) during that current stretch. Young’s career-best is an eight-game hitting streak, September 6-13, 2010.
Since joining the Mets on June 19, Young is batting .359 (14-39) with five runs scored, four doubles and six RBI. He has taken to the Mets and to left field like white on rice and has quickly become an integral part of the team’s offense.
I took a look at some numbers this morning and found that before Young became a fixture in the leadoff spot of the lineup, the number one spot in the order had been batting .218/.257/.278 for the Mets – the worst mark in the league.
The Mets have used ten different players in the leadoff spot this season. I charted their individual production for you:
With a .405 on-base, and in a very small sample size, Young is finally giving the Mets exactly what they have lacked since Jose Reyes was shown the door. He’s not only gettin...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
With the All Star game a little more than two weeks away, prospective Mets’ all-star hopefuls have two more weeks to showcase their skills for the Mid-Summer Classic, which, as you all should know, is being held at Citi Field. The last time the Mets hosted the All-Star game was back in 1964.
Just how cool would it be if—even in this sub-satisfactory season—on July 16, when...
Why is Ike Davis still in Triple-A Las Vegas when the New York Mets should be exploring all their options, including trading him to the Bronx?
With Mark Teixeira out for the remainder of the season after re-injuring his wrist, and with a good chance the Mets won’t tender Davis in the off-season and let him walk, shouldn’t two plus two equal four?
DAVIS: Mets should be talking...
The New York Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to complete a thrilling comeback victory and conclude their 11-game road trip with an astounding 7-4 record. The Mets victory on Thursday was boosted by Marlon Byrd, who launched a two-run home run to left-center field to give the Mets the ultimate lead.
Byrd’s season can’t be described as anything less than miraculous. After...
PLAYING IT SAFE
The Mets are reportedly planning to shut down ace Matt Harvey because of a Stephen Strasburg-style innings cap. He has been their best pitcher this season.
From SB Nation’s “Purple Row” Blog:
“Please let’s win this game”
“Yep, EY2 has offically won the game for the Mets already.”
“No David Wright! Huzzah! ”
“2 pitches in and the Mets announcer have already called it Mile High Stadium”
“Time zone fail. Thought this game started at 5:10 my time, missed the top of the 1st.”
“So did the mets...
The Mets lost to the Nationals tonight by a score of 6-4 at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started the game and was, of course, fantastic, pitching 7 innings of 1-run ball and striking out 11 Washington hitters. Ross Detwiler was pretty good as well for the Nationals, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings of work.
The Mets struck first in the bottom of the fourth when David Wright scored...
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There really is something special about going to Citi Field on a day when Matt Harvey pitches.
If the Mets are in the midst of yet another miserable season, you’d never know it. Walking into Friday’s game, the excitement and buzz over what the main attraction was truly overwhelming. Families and friends all bustled towards the main gate, eager to be seated and ready for the game’s...
From SB Nation’s “Federal Baseball” Blog:
“Always excited for a debut!”
“Those orange hats the mets fans have on are really ugly”
“paint the Apple orange too, then………….”
“Dang it Werth”
“ALR gives mound advice…………”hey kid, Werth’s fault….”
“Also…..”get used to it…”
“Blame the Werewerth!”
“Making Wright look a little...
New York Mets star David Wright has to pull a Matrix move to get out of the way of this Gio Gonzalez brush-back pitch.