Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hot Hitters, Injury Report, Wildcard Bound?, Hot N' Cold, and Halfway There: Reviewing the 1st half of the 2011 Mets Season

Hot Hitters: It starts with a spark. That's what can get a team going and get them to be a contender. Jose Reyes has been that spark all year for the New York Mets. Reyes leads the NL in Batting Average (.334), Runs (58), Hits (109), and Triples (13). Reyes is also 2nd in stolen Bases (27) Reyes, who just turned 28 on June 11, is just entering his prime and has been the topic of trade rumors throughout the year. Another hot hitter for the Mets has been Justin Turner. Justin, since he entered the Bigs 6 weeks ago, has been tearing it up. JT (Justin Turner) has gotten 2 Homers and 32 RBI in his 48 games played this year, also with a .267 average. JT also helped the Mets win their first walk-off win of the year last week by getting a bases-loaded- walk-off-hit-by-pitch to help us win 3-2 in 13 innings vs the Oakland A's. One last guy who is having a resurgent season is Carlos Beltran. Beltran missed the 2nd half of last year after having microfracture surgery on his knee. No one, evan the most optimistic Mets fan, could have predictedthat he be playing every day and be moving on his knee so well. Beltran leads the Mets in Homers this year with 10.
Injury Report: The Mets have lost two big bats since mid-May. David Wright and Ike Davis. David was cleared to resume baseball activities and has started taking grounders and twisting his body. Ike, on the other hand, his season does not look so good. Ike might need to have season ending surgery if he can't run in 16 days. Davis has been wearing a boot to protect his bone bruise. Johan Santana has been out since last year after having surgery on his throwing shoulder, but has started to throw off a mound. Chris Capuano, who tweaked his side earlier this week, says he will be ready for his next start on Wednesday vs the Tigers.
Wildcard Bound?: The Mets have been doubted ever since they have hired Terry Collins. SI before the season predicted us to finish last in the division. Yet, the Mets have proved all the haters wrong, as they are in contention for the wildcard spot in the N.L. The Mets are 7th in the wildcard race, trailing the Braves, D-Backs, Cardinals, Nationals, Pirates, and Reds. The Braves are the early favorites for the Wildcard spot, as noone expected the D-Backs, Nats, or Pirates to be evan close to this. The Cardinals recently lost their best slugger, Albert Pujols, for 6 weeks so that should dim their chances. The Reds are really the shaky team in this race. They have been REALLY shaky.
Hot N' Cold: The Mets have probably been one of the most streakiest team this year. They started off the year 5-13. But then came bck and went 17 -9 in their next 26 games. to be 22-22. then they went 6-9 in the next 15 games to be 28-31. Then turned it around and have been 11-8 in the last 19 games. The Mets are currently 39-39 and dn't know where their next streak will take them.
Halfway There: The Mets will be halfway through the year once they finish the series vs the Tigers.

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Pray for Gary "The Kid" Carter #8.