Games 28: Pitcher & Position Player of The Game: Atlanta’s Not Niese

Wright powers surge isn’t enough to get Mets past a Not Niese outing from Jon:

 

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Game 27: Jeurys Familia

It’s a bit odd to give a guy who reliever up a solo HR the nod, but it’s more for his work the previous inning. Niese was completely off his game, with no control of his fastball and abandoning his breaking pitches early. He gave up 7 Earned Runs in 4 innings, and more disconcerting were the six walks. He left the bases loaded in the 4th before departing, and Familia had to clean up the mess. He did give up two of Niese’s runs off a soft hit single that found the hole on the left side of the infield. After that, he quickly and rather quietly disposed of the Braves on soft liners and a strikeout.

As I said, it was far from a great performance. However, he limited the damage early enough that the Mets could have made a comeback. The 4th inning could, and by most right should, have been a lot worse.

This may be the last time we see Familia here for a while. Frank Francisco completed his first set of back-to-back on his rehab assignment, so his return to the bullpen is likely to be nearing. Familia having options is the most likely to be sent down.

 

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Game 27: David Wright

It was not enough to get past Niese’s struggles, but The Captain did what he could: 2-3, two runs, 2 RBIs and a home run. It’s too bad for the off day…..I would have liked Mets to have kept playing right away to keep his streak going.

 

Pitcher of the Game Scoreboard:

Matt Harvey: 6

Jonathan Niese: 5

Jeremy Hefner: 3

Scott Atchinson: 2

Bobby Parnell: 3

Jeurys Familia: 2

Dillon Gee: 2

Greg Burke: 1

Josh Edgin: 1

Brandon Lyon: 1

Shaun Marcum: 1

Scott Rice: 1

Jordany Valdespin: 1

 

Position Player of the Game Scoreboard:

John Buck: 7

David Wright: 6

Daniel Murphy: 3

Reuben Tejada: 3

Marlon Byrd: 2

Colin Cowgill: 2

Ike Davis: 1

Lucas Duda: 1

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1

Justin Turner: 1

Special Thanks to Sean Engel for the Kiner’s Korner Pitcher and Position Player of the Game graphics. You can follow him on twitter with the handle @SeanEngel05

Posted by Robert Z

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