Who’s the best hitter of them all?

When John Maine was a Met, he and Mike Pelfrey used to spend hours bragging about his exploits as a hitter. But perhaps, so to speak, there’s a new sheriff in town. Rapping out three singles in Tuesday’s game, Chris Young became the first Mets player ever to record two hits in an inning, and the first to record three hits in a game since Tom Glavine back in 2005.

It was a freak occurrence, of course, for a .152 career hitter who has never had more than seven hits in a season. But it happened, and it was the talk of the clubhouse afterward.

“I didn’t realize he was such a good-hitting pitcher,” David Wright said. “It just makes Pelfrey look that much worse.”

Leading Pelfrey to shoot back: “I’m not going for average anymore. I’m swinging for the fences. Don’t miss down the middle.”

Pelfrey, for the record, is an .093 career hitter with 17 singles and two career doubles.

—–Follow along on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo.

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