Originally written June 10, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Marlon Byrd, OF MMO Player of the Week! The Mets had a dismal week out there over the last seven days, having played only four games due to multiple rain outs. Unfortunately, all but one game ended with a check in the Loss Column. It might have been an even worse week for the Amazins’ if not for our player of the week, Marlon Byrd! Byrd left the yard twice over the course of the week — admittedly in one game — but had two jacks nonetheless. He also had an RBI hit earlier in the week against Miami. Despite misreading a ball that would eventually attribute to the only Nats run, he was able to redeem himself by starting the propulsion of an offensive outbreak that we could only hope to see ever again. If we wanted to stretch all the way back to the last game of the Subway Series, Byrd’s two run bomb in the second (eerily reminiscent of the one in the Nats game, as Duda was on base both times) was ultimately the game changer as it was the only Mets run of the game. Byrd has been steadil...
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