The NY Mets did something this weekend they hadn’t done in a long time: they won a series. Of course, it as against the Houston Astros, but even so… Ike Davis celebrated Jewish Heritage Day at Citifield in style, hitting two home runs, the latter the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth, to give the Mets the 2-1 victory.Of course, no good Mets things comes without a caveat. Davis was 3-7 on the weekend with the two homers (23 and 24 on the year), and two walks.
Kevin Youkilis helped the Chicago White Sox sweep the Seattle Mariners with four hits in nine at bats. He also scored twice, drove in two runs, and walked twice.
Ryan Lavarnway started all three weekend games for the Boston Red Sox against the visiting Kansas City Royals. He was 4-13 with two runs scored. Battery mate and fellow Yale alumna Craig Breslow appeared in two games for a total of 2.1 innings, striking out three and allowing two hits and a walk.
Scott Feldman dropped his fourth straight decision, enabling the visiting Minn. Twins to beat his Texas Rangers, 6-5. Feldman (6-10) allowed all the runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. Ian Kinsler had a productive weekend: 6-15 with his 15th home run, three runs scored, six RBIs, and a walk.
Ryan Braun is in another min=slump. He was hitless in nine at bats over the weekend, although he did walk four times.
Sam Fuld appeared in two games for the Tampa Bay Rays, going 0-4 with walk and a stolen base.
Jason Marquis has already had a tough year. It just got worse. The veteran pitcher was hit on his glove hand in last Tuesday’s loss. Turns out, it’s broken. He was put on the 15-day disabled list and may pitch again this season. Marquis is 8-11 with a 5.22 ERA.