Mets 3, Yankees 1: Three Up, Three Down
For the first time since Interleague Play began, the Mets won every game they played against the Yankees.
1. RHP Dillon Gee: What a performance from Gee, who came into the game at risk of losing his rotation spot in the near future. A career-high 12 strikeouts seems about the right way to respond.
2. OF Marlon Byrd: Wednesday’s homer may have been a cheapie, but Thursday’s was not. Byrd may not be a perfect player, but he has given the Mets his share of big moments this year.
3. RHP Bobby Parnell: Remember when people didn’t think Parnell relished the spotlight? All he has done is succeed in the closer’s role this season, making quick work of the Yankees in the ninth.
1. 2B Daniel Murphy: Is the hot streak over? If so, that’s more worrisome for Murphy than for most hitters, considering his history of being streaky to extremes.
2. OF Juan Lagares: It’s hard to hit in general, harder still without much playing time. Lagares has not received much playing time of late, so his 0-for-4 was not much of a surprise.
3. 3B David Wright: Not only did Wright go 0-for-3, but his hitless effort destroyed my streak on MLB.com’s Beat the Streak game. Yes, I’m biased.
Three Up, Three Down Season Standings:
RHP Matt Harvey
C John Buck
2B Daniel Murphy
OF Marlon Byrd
INF Justin Turner, RHP Jeremy Hefner, 3B David Wright
RHP Greg Burke, LHP Jon Niese, LHP Scott Rice, OF Mike Baxter
LHP Robert Carson, OF Lucas Duda, RHP LaTroy Hawkins, OF Juan Lagares
RHP Collin McHugh, 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
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