Originally written June 24, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Ahhh, what a week! Taking 3 out of 5 in Atlanta AND 2 out of 3 in Philly is a huge breath of fresh air for this slumping ballclub (and maybe another sign of the decline of western civilization!).  Even though they stumbled out of the blocks at the start of the week, not giving Gee any run support and losing on a walk-off by Chipper—I mean, Freddie Freeman, they were, for the most part, able to pull themselves together and put the pieces together. Stellar defense, timely offense and sharp pitching all worked together to give us 5 wins in our last 8 games. In fact, everything was working so well this week that I thought I’d shake things up a bit by splitting up the Player Of The Week honors into three categories: offense, defense and pitching. So without further ado, here are your players of the week! LF ERIC YOUNG JR. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: This player wasn’t even a Met until Wednesday, but his punctual hitting when he WAS here gives Eric Young Jr the honors this week. Althou...

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