Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 3/9/13
The Mets took a long trip yesterday to play the Tigers and ultimately lost, but there were some positives to write about. On the pitching side, Gee logged 4 innings while allowing only one run. He needs to work on his control though as he walked three batters. Parnell and Hawkins both contributed a scoreless inning of relief. On the batting side, Cowgill continued to get on base as he went 0-1 but walked twice. Valdespin flashed power with a homer as his time in the OF started to increase and Baxter went 0-3. If we look at how this Spring has gone. In the start the OF looked like Baxter/Kirk/Duda with a possible platoon in left with Cowgill (as the secondary) and Byrd as the outside shot. When injuries and performance are taken into account, the OF now looks more like Cowgill/den Dekker/Duda with Baxter as a backup. Cowgill could replace den Dekker in CF and a Byrd/Valdespin platoon is equally likely in left. If Valdespin keeps hitting like he is, one would think he would develop a stronger inside track to Left than Byrd. Anyway, here are some stats: Name AB R H RBI BB K 2B 3B HR SB AVG Kirk 18 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 2 0.056 Cowgill 25 4 12 5 4 5 5 0 1 3 0.480 Byrd 21 4 9 7 1 4 2 0 1 0 0.429 Brown 24 2 4 2 1 10 3 0 0 0 0.167 Duda 21 4 3 1 2 10 1 0 1 0 0.143 Baxter 24 2 3 2 4 10 0 0 0 1 0.125 Valdespin 25 5 9 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 0.360 Hoffman 19 4 2 1 1 6 0 0 1 0 0.105 Thurber 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 Clark 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 den Dekker 25 5 6 2 3 7 0 1 1 2 0.240 Sabol 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 Lagares 17 0 3 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 0.176 Puello 8 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.125 Harris 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Lutz 19 4 5 5 5 6 2 0 0 0 0.263 Nimmo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 Vaughn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 Turner 21 3 8 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0.381 Tweet
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