Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Team: New York Mets Record: 41-50 (11 GB) Biggest Surprise of First Half: Although it’s been a pretty inconsistent year for the Mets, outfielder Marlon Byrd has been having a consistent one himself. Byrd has been swinging the bat hot this season, leading his team in home runs with 15. He is batting an impressive .271 and even leads superstar third baseman David Wright in RBI’s with 51. Byrd has been a great surprise at the plate for this Mets ball club, but the big surprise has been on the mound. Starting pitchers Jeremy Hefner and Dillon Gee have had solid seasons, each with over 80 strikeouts so far. Gee has a complete game notched under his belt this season and Hefner has an impressive 3.33 ERA. Biggest Disappointment of First Half: An easy disappointment for the Mets this season has been the play of first baseman Ike Davis. Davis had high expectations as one of the young sluggers of this New York ball club. In 212 at-bats, Davis has only posted 5 home runs to go along with a t...
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