Mets 9, Yankees 4: Three Up, Three Down
While everyone watches Ike and Ruben, the rest of the Mets just keep on winning.
1. RHP Jeremy Hefner: Hefner continues to do what a fifth starter should, keeping his team in the game despite a lack of dazzle. For the first time all season, the Mets actually took advantage of that.
2. 1B Ike Davis: This was Ike’s most promising offensive game in some time, mostly because each of his two hits went to the opposite field. He may have spared himself an imminent demotion. Again.
3. LHP Scott Rice: What a find this guy has been for the Mets, who continue to abuse his arm with excellent results. As long as Rice’s shoulder stays attached, he should remain a bullpen cog for the Mets.
1. SS Ruben Tejada: A leadoff hit was nice, but Tejada went 0-for-4 from there and made an iffy play on defense to cost Hefner a small bit of heartache. He may be in hotter water than Davis at this point.
2. OF Mike Baxter: Baxter did not deserve this at all. He finished 0-for-1 and did very little wrong. But he was the only Mets player without a hit.
3. RHP LaTroy Hawkins: He let up a run. On this night, that was enough.
Three Up, Three Down Season Standings:
RHP Matt Harvey
C John Buck, 2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
INF Justin Turner, OF Marlon Byrd, RHP Jeremy Hefner
OF Juan Lagares, RHP Greg Burke, LHP Jon Niese, LHP Scott Rice, OF Mike Baxter
LHP Robert Carson, OF Lucas Duda, RHP LaTroy Hawkins
RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Bobby Parnell, RHP Shaun Marcum, OF Rick Ankiel
LHP Aaron Laffey, RHP Scott Atchison, OF Jordany Valdespin, C Anthony Recker, RHP Brandon Lyon
OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
LHP Josh Edgin, SS Ruben Tejada
RHP Dillon Gee
1B Ike Davis
Follow me on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo.