Mets Week In Review: 21-27 May 2007


I’m way behind on Mets posts. This fourth week of may featured a disheartening Braves series followed by a more uplifting sweep of the Marlins. I suppose that if the Braves are the only team the Mets have trouble with, and the Braves lose while the Mets are playing other teams then it shouldn’t make too big a difference in clinching the NL East. Still, it would be nice if the Mets could win at Turner Field.

At least the Mets have found a Braves killer in Oliver Perez as pointed out by Greg at Faith & Fear in Flushing: Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

By the way, any time the Mets win, the Braves lose, and the Yankees lose all on the same day, it is a Triple Happiness. Unprecedented in recorded history, the Mets sweep of the Marlins began a stretch of four consecutive days of Triple Happiness. More on this astonishing feat at Mike’s Mets.

Players of the game (I award up to ten points, maximum of 6 points to one player, distributed among the Mets players who had the biggest impact in the game):

05/22/07 Atlanta 8, Mets 1

Beltran 1.5
Burgos 1
Green 1
LoDuca 1.5
Newhan .50
Reyes .50

5/23/07 Mets 3 Braves 0

Green .50
LoDuca 1.5
Perez 4.5
Smith 1.5
Wagner 1
Wright 1

05/24/07 Braves 2, Mets 1

Beltran 2.5
Delgado 1
Glavine 3.5
Heilman 1
LoDuca 1
Schoeneweis 1

05/25/07 Mets 6, Marlins 2

Beltran 1
Delgado 1.5
Easley 1
OHernandez 3
LoDuca 2
Reyes 1
Smith .50

05/26/07 Mets 7, Marlins 2

Beltran 1
Burgos .50
Chavez 2
Delgado 4
Maine 1.5
Wright 1

5/27/07: Mets 6, Marlins 4

Beltran 1
Easley 1
Franco 1
Newhan .50
Reyes 2
Smith .50
Sosa 2
Wright 2