Sunday, August 4, 2013

Weekly Recap: July 27-August 4

I have returned to my regular life after an exciting week in Orlando. Unfortunately, despite visiting two of the most magical places on Earth (Disney World & Harry Potter World), I couldn't transfer any of it to my baseball team. Yes, the magic was little and far in between for the New York Mets this week.

Team record, Games 101-109: 3-6
Second half of Nationals Series, July 27-28: 0-2
Marlins Series, July 29-August 1: 2-2
Royals Series, August 2-4: 1-2

The Good Stuff:
  • Zack Wheeler was quite effective in two starts, taking a no-hitter into the 7th against the Marlins and taking the loss against the Royals after his defense failed him.
  • Matt Harvey was his usual self, and the Mets' offense was their normal ineffective selves during his start.
  • Eric Young had his first walk-off home run, a two-run shot in the bottom of the 11th Friday night against Kansas City.
  • Pedro Feliciano made a triumphant return to the big leagues, making two scoreless appearances on Friday and Saturday.
The Bad Stuff:
  • See injuries to David Wright, Bobby Parnell, and Josh Edgin.
Final Analysis:
The Mets played .500 ball out of the All-Star Break, but with the fall of their Captain I don't expect that will happen while he's out for 3-5 weeks. Now the team will have to struggle to avoid being leapfrogged by the Marlins, a team that has owned them all season.

Magic from Disney and Hogwarts didn't work. At this point the Mets need a Doctor...think Peter Capaldi has some free time in his schedule?


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