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Mets Week Six Recap: Mediocrity overtakes the offense yet again

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In week six, the New York Mets continued their mediocre play.

The New York Mets continued to struggle in week six going just 2-3 and falling all the way to fourth in the NL East. The week started by losing two of three to the dreadful Cincinnati Reds, followed by a one-one series split in Philadelphia.

Although the pitching was slightly better this week- a 4.00 ERA- the Mets offense scored over three runs just once, the culprit once again. The Mets made a trade this week, sending Matt Harvey to the Reds for catcher Devin Mesoraco, who launched a solo HR in Friday’s victory.

Additionally, Luis Guillorme, the man of the famous “bat snag,” made his MLB Debut on Sunday and singled in his first at-bat. Mickey Callaway also made some questionable decisions in the dugout this week, such as removing Jacob legroom after one inning and leaving Paul Sewald in against a lefty in a tight spot, which resulted in a three-run home run.

Congratulations to Jay Bruce on the birth of his son Maxwell, and to David Wright on the birth of his daughter, Madison. Hopefully, Madison steered clear of the Spinal Stenosis.

The Games

VS CIN

  • W 7-6   WP: R Gsellman
  • L 7-2     LP:  J Vargas
  • L 2-1     LP: A Ramos

VS PHI

  • W 3-1   WP: A Ramos
  • Postponed
  • L  4-2    LP: P Sewald

Top Players

1. Adrian Gonzalez (1st time in top 5)

Ad-Gon had a good week at the plate, hitting .333 and smashing two home runs in the win on Monday in Cincinnati. Gonzalez now has 5 home runs, two more than he did in all of 71 games last year.

2. Yoenis Cespedes (3rd time)

Despite battling a sore quad that will continue to ache, Cespedes had another nice week at the plate, hitting .333 with a Home Run and two doubles. Yoenis also struck out just three times as he continues to see the ball better and see his average rise.

3. Michael Conforto (1st time)

Conforto emerged from his slump to post a .300 average on the week with two home runs. Michael had the clutch-set hit of the week also; a two-run shot to give the Mets the lead on Friday.

4. Zach Wheeler (2nd time)

Wheeler bounced back from a rough start to put up six solid innings of one-run ball in a very friendly hitters park. Wheeler struck out seven but did walk three, in the no-decision.

5. Seth Lugo (2nd time)

Lugo had a quiet, but solid week in the bullpen, notching three scoreless innings of relief throughout three games. Seth now owns a stellar 2.42 ERA on the season.

Top Moment

Michael Conforto knocks a two-run, no doubt homer with one out in the ninth to save the Mets from their fourth straight loss.

Looking Ahead

The Mets come home to play just two games versus the Blue Jays, on Tuesday-Wednesday, and then welcome the struggling Diamondbacks in for the weekend series. Curtis Granderson will make an appearance at Citi-Field and will surely receive cheers all around.

Next: Mets offense goes cold in Philly

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The Mets also look to showcase Noah Syndergaard against Toronto, having traded him away from the Blue Jays for R.A. Dickey in 2012. Maybe some home cooking will get the Mets on track, although it certainly didn’t last time.

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