Connie Mack once said, “You can’t win ‘em all”. The way the New York Mets ets have been playing the past 10 games, you would think they were going to prove him wrong. Coming into this weekend’s series against San Francisco Giants, they had won six in a row, and were on pace to match last April’s 15-8 start (which was aided by an 11-game win streak. Friday night saw the greatest inning in Mets history, scoring 12 runs in the third inning to run the win streak to 7, and the bullpen held on Saturday for the 8th consecutive win. Sunday, Madison Bumgarner came out on top in the highly anticipated matchup vs. Noah Syndergaard.
Here are the 3-stars for this weekend’s series:
Although they hit a combined 5 for 14 this series, along with 4 runs and 2 RBI’s, they each made a sparking defensive play in Saturday’s game to keep the lead for Hansel Robles, who came in with a bases-loaded, no out situation in a 6-3 game. Had the balls not been caught, we would be looking at losing 2 out of 3 this weekend, rather than taking 2 out of 3.
(2) Yoenis Cespedes: 3 for 12, 2 doubles, Home Run, 2 Runs, 6 RBI’s
Cespedes set the Mets team record with 6 RBI’s in the record setting third inning on Saturday, along with scoring 2 out the 12 runs. His 2 doubles are a sign that his knee injury is not serious.
(1) Neil Walker: 5 for 12, 2B, 2 Runs, 4 RBI’s
Tough call between selecting Walker, and Michael Conforto, who himself went 5 for 14, a double, Home Run, 4 Runs, and 5 RBIs. Walker set a Mets April record with 9 Home Runs, leads the team with 29 hits, and is second a .315 batting average (Conforto leads with a .342 average).
After taking 2 out of 3 in their first “real test” of the season, Atlanta Braves comes into town the next 3 nights, so I am confident that the offense will have another hug week.