3 Mets most responsible for measuring stick series win versus the Braves

The Mets took two of three in Atlanta in impressive fashion, and these three players were the reason why
There was plenty to celebrate for Brett Baty and DJ Stewart in Atlanta
There was plenty to celebrate for Brett Baty and DJ Stewart in Atlanta / Brett Davis/GettyImages
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2) DJ Stewart is starting to make the most of his time as Mets DH

Most Mets fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of JD Martinez to fill the designated hitter role, though the veteran slugger's ramp-up since signing with the team three weeks ago has been a painfully slow process. In the meantime, DJ Stewart has spent some time in the role, but before arriving in Atlanta this week, he was hitless in 10 at-bats.

That all changed in this series, and after crushing a homer in each of the Mets' two wins, the left-handed-hitting Stewart is suddenly making a case to continue getting at-bats against righties, even after Martinez joins the team. Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo wrote a story about Stewart's breakthrough, and he quoted the big lefty as saying, "It's a little bit of that weight off your shoulders" to finally come through after his slow start.

Stewart came out of nowhere to become one of the Mets' few bright spots in the second half of 2023, but it's a very real possibility that he could be sent to the minors once Martinez is ready to go. If he keeps hitting like this, he could make it impossible for the Mets to send him down.