Games 52-54: Pitcher & Position Player of The Game: Fish Filet Mets Hopes Again

Off the high that was the 4-game Yankee sweep, Marlins dash Mets hope for legitimacy again with an embarrassing 3-game sweep.

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Game 52: Shaun Marcum

In 1977 Jerry Koosman had a 3.49 ERA and finished the season 8-20. Shaun Marcum is no Jerry Koosman, but perhaps he should take solace that there have been better pitchers in team history with worse run support. Marcum pitched 6.2 and 4 runs, and sees his record fall to 0-6. The Mets did not score a run while Marcum was in the game.

 

Game 53: Brandon Lyon

It was the ninth inning. It was 8-1. He gave up two hits. But he gave up no runs. That’s the best for this game. Mchugh in a spot start for Niese gave up 4 runs in 4 innings. Rob Carson gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in two-plus innings. Burke gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning. I would not be shocked if at least two of those 3 names I just mentioned are off the roster within a week or two.

 

Game 54: Matt Harvey

It really should be nobody. As I mentioned in the previous post on KinersKorner.com, Matt Harvey seems to struggle during day games. He gave up 4 runs in just 5 innings in the Mets 11-6 loss. So why is he here? I hate to use an Art Howe-ism here, but Harvey battled his way with none of his stuff working, especially his breaking pitches. That’s more than I can say for Brandon Lyon (1.1  innings, 1 run), LaTroy Hawkins (3 runs in 1 inning) and Scott Rice (.2 innings, 3 runs, 4 walks.)

Also, the less said about Terry Collins/Dan Warthen bullpen management, the better.

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Game 52: Daniel Murphy

Murphy was 2-4 with the Mets lone RBI in the 5-1 loss.

 

Game 53: Justin Turner

He had the lone Mets RBI in his one at bat. At least SOMEONE made the most of his opportunities in the 8-1 loss.

 

Game 53: Ike Davis

The only solace of the weekend is Ike slowly showing signs he might be getting out of his annual spring slump. He was 2-4 with a run and three RBIs, including a Home Run. It just would’ve been nice if the Mets offense would’ve shown more consistency once they got Kevin Slowey out of the game. Six of their nine hits, including all six runs, came off of Slowey in the first 4.1 innings. Marlins bullpen shut them completely down after.

 

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Pitcher of the Game Scoreboard:

Matt Harvey: 11

Jonathan Niese: 8

Jeremy Hefner: 6

Dillon Gee: 4

Shaun Marcum: 4

Scott Atchinson: 3

Brandon Lyon: 3

Bobby Parnell: 3

Greg Burke: 3

Jeurys Familia: 2

LaTroy Hawkins: 2

Scott Rice: 2

Rob Carson: 1

Josh Edgin: 1

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Position Player of the Game Scoreboard:

David Wright:8

Daniel Murphy: 8

John Buck: 7

Marlon Byrd: 5

Ike Davis: 4

Lucas Duda: 4

Reuben Tejada: 4

Rick Ankiel: 2

Mike Baxter: 2

Colin Cowgill: 2

Justin Turner: 2

Andrew Brown: 1

Juan Lagares: 1

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1

Anthony Recker: 1

Jordany Valdespin: 1

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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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