May 25, 2008 What a debut yesterday! Three doubles in your first major league game is a story to tell your grandkids. Hopefully he continues to play well.
May 25, 2008 What a great first game. Hope he is the spark this team needs.
June 3, 2008 Apart from the three-hit debut and scoring the winning run in that Mets/Dodgers game on 31 May, I think Met management better send this kid down otherwise he'll end up being the next Jeff Duncan (Evans presently is 1/18 since his debut game). He's a little overmatched by more experienced pitchers.
June 18, 2008 Keith Hernandez had it right. The kid had the misfortune of playing his first game on national TV. Every pitcher in the league saw how well he could take an outside pitch to the opposite field. Since then the sequence was predictable - bust him inside and then get him to chase the outside pitch. Coming from Double A to the majors was a big jump that he was not ready for. Hopefully he will be back.
September 9, 2011 Over the past couple of weeks, Evans has been one of the best AAAA players I have ever seen, playing solid first base and slugging homers. It will be interesting to see if he ever becomes a full-timer with the Mets or anyone else.