I don't think may Mets fans were eager to face the Padres in the playoffs this year. It would have been difficult to face Mike Piazza, whom we all still love. We wouldn't want him to beat us, but we would also feel bad about trouncing teh Padres and celebrating in front of Piazza, and to a lesser degree, Mike Cameron. The Transplanted Ex-Mets didn't do much in the NLDS for the Padres, as the Cardinals won in Four. Piazza didn't even start games Two or Four. Here's how they fared:
Mike Piazza .100 Average (1 for 10), 1 double.
Mike Cameron .143 Average (2 for 14), 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base, 3 walks, 7 K's.
Over on the Cardinals side, Preston Wilson and old friend Braden Looper were part of the ex-Met faction of St. Louis:
Preston Wilson: .250 Average (2 for 8), 1 double, playing in two games.
Braden Looper: Allowed one hit in 1 and 2/3 innings pitched, in one appearance (Game 3).
Before moving on to the Junior Circuit, let's pause to remember the Dodger ex-Mets, who just had to be disposed of:
Marlon Anderson (traitor): .308 Average (4 for 13), 1 Double, 1 RBI, 1 K.
Jeff Kent (scum): .615 Average (8 for 13), 1 HR, 1 Double, 2 RBI, 2 Runs Scored.
Over in the American League Division Series, one transplanted ex-Met stood out: Unlikely hero Marco Scutaro! Scutaro had big hits for the A's in all their wins against the ex-Met deficient Twinkies, making Marco, thus far, the Transplanted Ex-Met 2006 Postseason MVP:
ALDS Transplanted ex-Mets:
Marco Scutaro: .333 Average (4 for 12), 4 doubles, 6 RBI.
Jay Payton: .333 Average (4 for 12), no extra base hits or RBI's (also caught the final out of the clincher).
Jason Tyner: .000 Average (0 for 6), 2 BB's, one stolen base.
Kenny Rogers: 1-0, 0 Runs, 5 Hits, 8 K's 2 BB's in 7.2 IP, stuck dagger in the hearts of his opponent who shall remain nameless.
AL East Division Winners:
Cory Lidle: 3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 K's in 1 and 1/3 IP, (20.25 ERA)