Scott Hairston destroys yet another LHP.
The Mets enter the first half of the 2012 Subway Series just 1.5 games out of first place after avoiding a sweep to the division-leading Washington Nationals with a win yesterday afternoon. On the season, the team has scored 4.4 runs per game, which appropriately enough ranks 4th in the National League. Considering they've gotten virtually nothing out of first base, one of the most productive positions in the game of baseball, it's an accomplishment.
This week's player meter covers games from June 1 through 7.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Mike Baxter, OF||Baxter will be out a while after his fantastic catch, but we'll hold off on the red cross for now to celebrate.|
|Jason Bay, LF||Bay was activated a couple days ago, but he's had the flu so he hasn't played yet. He should play in the Bronx this weekend.|
|Ronny Cedeno, SS||Shortstops are cursed with injuries, apparently.|
|Ike Davis, 1B||His .439 OPS this week was lower than Quintanilla's OBP. He has been the worst hitter in MLB this year.|
|Lucas Duda, RF||The Dude hit 3 HR and drew 4 BB to his 5 K. He should be the DH through the next six games, and I'm expecting a couple dingers this weekend in the Bronx.|
|Scott Hairston, OF||With 2 HR and a 1.625 OPS this week, Hairston was as good as any part-time player could ever hope to be.|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||I'm not sure it's fair to call him the Irish Hammer anymore.|
|Mike Nickeas, C||In just 3 plate appearances, Nickeas didn't reach base.|
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF||Captain Kirk continued to be a pretty good hitter.|
|Vinny Rottino, IF||Rottino didn't play or hit much this week, but he might start on Sunday with Andy Pettitte on the mound for the Yankees.|
|Omar Quintanilla, SS||With a .458 OBP and some nifty plays in the field, Quintanilla's done a fine job filling in for the injured Tejada.|
|Josh Satin, IF||0-for-1 in his very brief stint with the Mets.|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||Tejada had a setback early this week and won't be back this weekend.|
|Josh Thole, C||Thole was just okay in his first week back, but that was still a major upgrade for the Mets.|
|Andres Torres, CF||There was some pop in Torres' bat, as evidence by his .182 ISO, but he didn't get on base very often.|
|Justin Turner, IF||This won't change for a few weeks.|
|Jordany Valdespin, ?||A great week with the bat, but don't give this man a glove.|
|David Wright, 3B||Remember when David Wright had a bad week last week? Neither does he. He hit .346/.469/.731 with 2 HR went 1-for-1 in SB attempts.|