Welcome to Mets 2011: Part Deux (Will The Magic Carpet Fly on or Crash And Burn? Edition)
As some of you may know I post a poll on the blog page asking fans/Twitter followers to select “Your 3 Mets Stars of the Game” stars from every Mets game, win or lose.
Before we head into this 17 game stretch heading to the MLB non-waiver trade deadline with the Phuckers from Philly in town this weekend, let’s take a quick look back at the “Stars of The Games” from Mets 2011:Part One.
After spending much of yesterday recovering from some tooth extractions, (Hoping the pain will not be a forbearance of the Mets second half...LOL) I compiled the data from the Mets first 91 games of 2011 “3 Stars of the Game” voting.
In the interest of clarity, the two Mets doubleheaders were voted upon as one day/game. Additionally on May 12, Carlos Beltran was awarded the Mets Only Star of the game (#1). On June 14, Jon Niese, Francisco Rodriguez and Jose Reyes all received equal votes and were all given Number One Stars for the victory over the Braves in Atlanta in the only three way voting tie.
As any mildly interested Mets or MLB fan for that matter would expect, free agent to be shortstop Jose Reyes led the way with 15 Number ONE Star Games and 32 total stars (13 #2 & 4 #3 stars) from the Mets 91 games played.
Right behind Reyes was soon to be ex-Met Carlos Beltran who has provided ample opportunities for me to eat lots of crow after my early and pre season attacks on his integrity and ability to stay healthy and productive. Beltran finishes the first “half” with 9 Number ONE star games and 27 total selections. (10 #2’s and 8 #3 star games).
Following the shortstop and the right fielder as the third most voted Number ONE Star is what could be viewed as the mildly surprising utility man Daniel Murphy.(I’m With 28) Murph, who has come back from a major injury in 2010 to not only make the Mets big league roster out of spring training, but has been a key component in filling in for the injured Ike Davis and David Wright on a regular basis since the Mets corner infielders went down with injuries within a month of each other after opening the season as the possible platoon 2nd baseman. Murph’s contributions have led to him receiving 8 Number ONE Stars, 10 Number 2 star games and 6 Number 3 Stars for the third highest total of 24 Stars thus far.30 Mets have been voted as “Stars of the Game” so far this season. The full breakdown is available at http://twl.sh/o9mdUH ..
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As the Mets welcome the Phils and the Cardinals head to Cincinnati to face the Reds,