Games 50: Pitcher & Position Player of The Game: Flushing Bombers invade Bronx

Mets scored 9 runs. To quote Gary Cohen, Yankee Stadium is a joke.



Game 50: Jeremy Hefner

The Mets playboy finally gets two things he’s been looking for all season: A win and run support. Usually goes hand to hand. While far from a dominating start, Hefner held the Yankees to one run in six innings, negotiating in and out of trouble.

Who scored the lone run for the Yankees? Travis Hafner. Someone has a sick sense of humor.


Game 50: Ike Davis

The Mets nine runs was a result of a collective effort. Everyone in the starting lineup got on base at least once, six different Mets had at least one RBI, 7 different Mets scored a run. So why Ike?

Looking back on the game, the critical moment came in the 1st inning. The Mets had already scored three runs, a cornucopia that likely caused Harvey and Niese to salivate. However, it’s pittance at Yankee Stadium. As anyone who saw Byrd’s home run in the third, a short fly out at Citifield is a Home Run at Yankee Stadium. Three runs is a cushion for Hefner, but not breathing room. Ike’s single to center, which forced starter David Phelps out of the game, gave the Mets a sizable lead that Hefner could work with. He was able to be aggressive without being overly concerned about the Home run.  I believe that is a big reason why Hefner had zero walks on the day. 5 runs early put pressure on the Yankees and let Mets breathe. It ended up being the most critical at bat of the game.


Pitcher of the Game Scoreboard:

Matt Harvey: 10

Jonathan Niese: 8

Jeremy Hefner: 6

Dillon Gee: 3

Scott Atchinson: 3

Bobby Parnell: 3

Greg Burke: 3

Shaun Marcum: 3

Jeurys Familia: 2

LaTroy Hawkins: 2

Brandon Lyon: 2

Scott Rice: 2

Rob Carson: 1

Josh Edgin: 1


Position Player of the Game Scoreboard:

David Wright:8

John Buck: 7

Daniel Murphy: 7

Marlon Byrd: 4

Lucas Duda: 4

Reuben Tejada: 4

Rick Ankiel: 2

Mike Baxter: 2

Colin Cowgill: 2

Ike Davis: 3

Andrew Brown: 1

Juan Lagares: 1

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1

Anthony Recker: 1

Justin Turner: 1

Jordany Valdespin: 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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