Games 118-121: Pitcher & Position Player of The Game: Stay Classy, San Diego

Mets win a series in San Diego, which required an Anchorman Quote.

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Game 118: Zack Wheeler

Don’t look now, but Wheeler has been getting really consistent lately. Mets scored too late for him to get the W in the 4-1 win, but the rookie definitely was deserving: Six innings, 1 run off 7 hits and 1 walk. Oh, and he struck out a career high 12.

 

No big deal, eh? Well, the only pitchers who struck out 12 in six innings are Nolan Ryan and Pedro Martinez. Got your attention now, didn’t I?

Speaking of rookies, surprise rookie reliever Gonzalez German German had a 2 inning save.

 

Game 119: Jon Niese

The Mets lefty decided to remind everyone that it’s not just the young righties who can pile on the strikeouts. Niese went six innings allowing one run off 1 walk, six hits and struck out nine Padres hitters. The pen would hold on to give the Mets and Niese a 5-2 win to take the first two from San Diego.

 

Game 120: Jenrry Mejia

All good things must come to an end. That line sums up this 8-2 loss to San Diego. Mejia exited the game, and likely the season, with elbow discomfort in the fourth. He allowed 1 run off four hits in 3+ innings. Ending Mejia surprising showcase as well as a string of great starts from the Mets starters.

If you’re wondering why Mejia is getting Pitcher of the Game for such an abbreviated outing, it’s cause he actually pitched the best in the game. The bullpen was that bad. David AArdsma allowed four runs in two innings, and Pedro Feliciano and Carlos Torres combined for three runs in three innings, ending the Mets modest winning streak.

 

Game 121: Matt Harvey

Harvey just cannot buy a win. Harvey went six innings allowing just 2 runs off six hits and six strikeouts. He was pinch hit for in the 7th with the Mets tied and a runner on second for Andrew Brown, who drove in the go-ahead run. Unfortunately the Mets pen did him in as Scott Rice, Gonzalez German and Pedro Feliciano could not prevent the tying run in the 8th nor the winning run in the 9th. On the plus side, at least the Mets avoided extra innings as they leave San Diego with a split of the four game series.

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Game 118: Marlon Byrd

Byrd came off his 3-6 night vs the Dodgers by going 2-4 with 2 RBIs in the Mets 4-1 win. John Buck added an insurance run in the ninth.

Game 119: Daniel Murphy

Murphy along with Ike Davis and Marlon Byrd provided all the power Mets needed in the 5-2 win. Byrd hit a solo home run in the second. Ike finally hit a home run, a solo show in the third. Murphy gave the Mets breathing room with a 2-run shot in the 4th.

Game 120: Eric Young Jr.

On another weak day for the Mets offense Young provided one of the few sparks going 2-4 with 2 runs.

Game 120: Andrew Brown

The toughest job is to be asked to pinch hit when the game is on the line. Brown was asked and Brown delivered (there, are you happy? a UPS pun) with a go-ahead RBI in the 7th before the Mets would lose it in the 8th and 9th in the 4-3 loss.


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Pitcher of the Game Scoreboard:

Matt Harvey: 22

Jeremy Hefner: 17

Dillon Gee: 15

Jonathan Niese: 11

Shaun Marcum: 6

Zack Wheeler: 7

Bobby Parnell: 5

Scott Rice: 5

Carlos Torres: 5

Greg Burke: 4

Jenrry Mejia: 4

David AArdsma: 3

Scott Atchinson: 3

LaTroy Hawkins: 3

Brandon Lyon: 3

Josh Edgin: 3

Jeurys Familia: 2

Gonzalez German: 2

Rob Carson: 1

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Position Player of the Game Scoreboard:

Marlon Byrd: 19

Daniel Murphy: 18

David Wright: 16

John Buck: 10

Juan Lagares: 8

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 6

Ike Davis: 5

Josh Satin: 5

Lucas Duda: 4

Reuben Tejada: 4

Eric Young Jr.: 4

Andrew Brown: 3

Omar Quintanilla: 3

Anthony Recker: 3

Justin Turner: 3

Rick Ankiel: 2

Mike Baxter: 2

Colin Cowgill: 2

Wilmer Flores: 2

Jordany Valdespin: 2

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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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