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Vines And Pines 8-31-15

A monster week of scores, as the Mets put up a ton of runs, after slumping for most of the year, and relying on pitching. Edwin Encarnacion turned in a monster week, especially towards the later half of the week. With August in the wraps, lets take a look at some of the top performers. Well, both Josh Donaldson and Encarnacion hit double-digit homers this week, and put up an average over .300. Michael Brantley put on his second half surge, hitting .424 in August. The outfielders in the desert, A.J. Pollock and David Peralta both hit .370 plus, and had combined 33 RBI. No pitchers were better than Jake Arrieta, or Clayton Kershaw this month.

Edwin Encarnacion Carries Teams Across America

Four homers, 10+ RBI in the last two games, and he finished with 35 RBI on the month. He finished with 11 homers as well, and is making up for a horrible first half, with a monster second half. His teammate, Donaldson was right there with them, and this offense is by far the best in the majors. Looking forward to next year, they may have five players ranked in the top 20.

Jake Arrieta’s Pajama Party

Jake Arrieta has been en fuego in the month of August, and if you ask me, he is the Cy Young in the NL. He went 6-0, with a 0.43 ERA, and capped it off with a no-hitter, and nearly missed a perfect game with one walk. The best thing about the no-hitter is that it came on a Sunday, those late night head-to-head leagues are always fun.

Welcome Back David Wright

David Wright was off to a good start this season, before hitting the DL for most the season. He homered in his first at-bat back from the DL, and had five hits in the last three games. The Mets clearly needed more offense before he got back, and he just adds to the home run party they have been having. They get the Phillies again, who they just scored plenty of runs off of.

David Ortiz Totally Redeems Himself

It was a risky draft pick given Ortiz’ age this year, but after a slow start he has figured things out. He is hitting .333 in the second half, with 10 homers, and will likely total his first half numbers. He is hitting .264 with 28 homers, and 79 RBI. Heading into the last month of the season, he is about to hit his projections.

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