In another series where the offensive woes continued, the New York Mets dropped 2 out of 3 to the Chicago White Sox. If a few breaks had gone the way of them in game 2, and had they not gone 3 for 15 with RISP in games 2 and 3, this series could have very well been a sweep for the Mets. Here are the 3 stars for the series:
Matt Harvey: 7 IP, 0 Earned Runs, 2 Hits, BB, 6 K’s
Is Batman back, or is this just a tease? After a string of starts where he failed to last until the 7th, and had his ERA balloon to 6.08, there was talk of moving Harvey to the bullpen, the minors, or another move to have him work out what was ailing him. Harvey proved that he can still turn around his dismal season, and was able to make a 1-run lead hold up for the win.
Jacob deGrom: 7 IP, 1 Earned Run, 5 Hits, 2 BB, 10 K’s
On the third anniversary of Johan Santana's no-hitter, the Mets received another pitching gem from deGrom. deGrom certainly deserved to win Wednesday, but was the victim of the offensive slump. The Mets drew 9 walks in the first nine innings, but were only able to muster a single run, while going 1-8 with RISP. After Harvey’s win on Monday, the rest of the week looked to be bright with Steven Matz and deGrom on the back end, but the offense would not cooperate.
Neil Walker: 5 for 11, 2 Home Runs, 2 Runs, 3 RBI’s
Walker WAS the Mets offense this series. He now has 13 Home Runs on the season, which is good for 2nd among Second Basemen behind Nolan Arenado of Colorado.
The Mets now embark on another 10-game road trip, starting Friday in Miami, continuing in Pittsburgh, and finishing in Milwaukee.