Mets 10, Nationals 1: Three Up, Three Down
Well that was unexpected.
1. RHP Dillon Gee: Another nice job by Gee, who kept pace with Jeremy Hefner in the competition to keep his rotation spot. When Zack Wheeler comes up, the Mets will have quite an interesting decision on their hands.
2. OF Marlon Byrd: Byrd may or may not be the word. Whatever it is, he just continues to hit, bashing two more home runs in the blowout.
3. C Anthony Recker: How about some love for the backup catcher? Not only does Recker seem to have established a groove with Gee as his batterymate, but he also rapped out two hits and drove in three runs.
1. SS Omar Quintanilla: Every Mets starter recorded at least one hit, so tonight’s downs go to those who only finished with one. Consider this also some belated punishment for his string of errors at shortstop.
2. OF Lucas Duda: Nope, this one isn’t fair either. But that’s the nature of the game; Duda lands on this list not for his offensive-sparking double, but for the three strikeouts that followed.
3. INF Justin Turner: Turner was the only Mets hitter to appear in the game and not record a hit. Of course, he was the only Mets hitter to receive only one at-bat. But Turner has actually been slumping at the plate for weeks now.
Three Up, Three Down Season Standings:
RHP Matt Harvey, OF Marlon Byrd
C John Buck, 2B Daniel Murphy
RHP Jeremy Hefner
SS Omar Quintanilla, INF Justin Turner
RHP Greg Burke, LHP Jon Niese, OF Mike Baxter
LHP Robert Carson, RHP LaTroy Hawkins, OF Juan Lagares, 3B David Wright, LHP Scott Rice, OF Lucas Duda
RHP Brandon Lyon, RHP Bobby Parnell, C Anthony Recker
LHP Aaron Laffey, RHP Scott Atchison, OF Jordany Valdespin, RHP Shaun Marcum, RHP Collin McHugh
OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RHP Dillon Gee
LHP Josh Edgin, SS Ruben Tejada, OF Rick Ankiel
1B Ike Davis
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