Archive for July, 2011
I am going to miss Carlos, however, it doesn’t seem as if the Mets hitters are missing him at all. Granted, the Reds defense and pitching was pretty shaky, the Mets kept working together, getting guys on, moving them over and making the pitchers go deep in counts. Murphy and Wright are on fire right now. Jason Bay had a nice day at the plate, it would be wonderful if he would revert back to his Red Sox days.
Daniel Murphy did just about everything you could imagine last night. He almost killed Izzy; stopped a bullet throw to the plate; drove in two runs; and made the first out at third. This game should from now on be referred to as the Murphy game.
Dickey was brilliant last night. It is always a pleasure to watch him pitch.
The Beltran watch is still on. Haven’t looked at the prospects that the Mets are considering, or who has what to offer, been dealing with computer issues since I spilled water on m laptop. I hope he winds up in Boston, where ever he winds up,I’m willing to bet he will be batting second, not cleanup or third.
David looked sharp last night, sprayed the ball in all directions, and it looked like his bat could cover the whole plate once again.
Have to admit, Terry seems to have gotten to this team. He was the last person, outside of Jeff Torborg and Kevin Kennedy, that wanted to see manage the team, I was dead wrong on that one.
So far, under TC’s watch, the Mets do not quit. The last two or three season, as soon as they were behind by two or three runs, you could see that they had already decided that they were going to lose the game.
With all the moves that Trader Jack was making last night, I thought that it was going to be replay of the Mets/Reds game twenty five years earlier.
The more I see Bobby Parnell, the more I like him. His hundred mile per hour arm may free Sandy to consider trading Izzy. Dealing him now will not help the big club this season, it may bring a low level prospect who could help out on the farm. Otherwise, if he retires at the end of the season, they will be left with an empty hole.
Last night’s game was one of the best games that I have seen in a quiet awhile. The Mets did not have the lead at any point in the game, they never gave up, and they won in dramatic fashion.
The sad thing is, it was probably Carlos Beltran’s last home night game. He will go down as one of the most under rated players in any New York pro sport. Sandy
Alderson is in the drivers seat on this one, Beltran had ben playing the game right, and the thought of him patrolling right field is making many teams drool.
I hope Reyes hasn’t gotten homer happy again, he hit nothing but fly balls last night.
D Wright will be back in the line up this weekend, lets hope he moved a few inches closer to the plate, and returns as the great two strike hitter he was.
One bad game.
Has anyone seen Jason Pridie? He seems to be TC’s last choice. Maybe he is busy packing bags for his trip to Buffalo.
I am expecting a busy week for Sandy Alderson. Activating Reyes and Wright off the DL will cause a few of the kids, or maybe a veteran to find a new home. My guess is Pridie for Reyes, Evans for Wright.
A package of Murph and Pelf could bring a few good prospects. Murphy would flourish as a DH batting second, and Pelf needs a change of scenery, they both draw reasonable salaries, and each could help a contender, and help themselves; Murph would benefit from knowing that he is going to be doing the same thing everyday and not jump all over the batting order; Pelfrey needs to get out of the bright and often harsh NYC lighting.
One of the reasons I think Chris Cap could be serve the first Mets no hitter, is that he has the ability to put the ball in play, allowing his team mates help him win the game; and he knows how to set up a hitter for a called strike three or a swing and a miss at a pitch in the dirt. He is able to keep his pitch count low as well.
Terry stayed with him a long time last night. Not so sure it was because he was pitching well, or the pen scares the shit out of him.
What’s up Mike? Life in the big city too much for you? Maybe you would enjoy and thrive in Pittsburgh or Kansas City.
If any Met needs to be traded, it is Mike Pelfrey. Country boy, eaten up by the big city, moves back to the sticks and becomes a hero. Wiling to bet that he can fetch a few prospects and benefit from being away from the bright, and apparently poorly placed lights of Citi Field.
Hairston may take some playing time from Jason Bay. If Bay were to retire, would the Mets still be on the hook for his contract? The way he is playing, he should take a year or two off, get his head together, sign with a new club and take home his come back player of the year.
A few hours after a dull, lifeless performance, the Mets come back and stick it to the Phillies.
When I first saw yesterday’s line up, I thought that Jerry Manuel was managing. What the hell was Hairston doing batting third? Little did I know that his career average against Cole was well over .300.
If there has been a must win game this season, Sunday’s game is one of them. Winning it will keep them from falling too far out of the race, and it will give them a series win over a first place team.
Which team will show up today, the dull losers from Friday or the timely and pesky winners from Saturday?
Mets were down to their last strike twice yesterday, and beat the best in class closer, and the back page hogging Yankees. It was a good win for several reasons; Reyes was hurt, and everyone stayed within their game, nobody tried to out Jose Jose; it was the Yankees and Mariano, ’nuff said; both the Braves and Phillies lost; it showed that the Mets keep playing until the game is over.
Hope this two out magic can carry over into LA. I enjoyed visiting Dodger Stadium when I lived in LA, beautiful park, horrible traffic. I was not however a fan of the Dodger Dog, it was one of the worst hot dogs I have ever eaten. San Diego on the other hand had very good food, the garlic fries were fantastic. Last time I visited Citi Field, I had a hot pastrami sandwich, it was wonderful.
Chris Cap on the mound tonight, my money is on him or Dickey for the first ever Mets no hitter.
Looking forward to hearing the news concerning Jose’s hamstring. There are a lot of people who have been expecting this to happen. It is a different leg, and the move seems precautionary.
Funny thing, even though we are three days into this month, there have been some writers already talking about Jose’s bad July.
Not going to say that the Mets would have won if Reyes was not called out at third, it just would have been nice if the home plate umpire had done his job correctly. If he was watching what everyone else was watching, he would have been on his way to cover third long before Reyes began his sprint from second to third. A Rod did a nice job of acting, and the ump fell for it, replays clearly show that he missed tagging Jose.
The ump knew he blew it too, otherwise, Terry would not have gotten such a quick hook.
It seems like people are making an issue out of Taylor Bucholz’s depression. There is so much misconception about depression. Many people act as if it is the person’s fault that they are depressed. Some will tell you to snap out of it, you have nothing to be sad about, that is bull shit, pure and simple. Depression is a devastating physical ailment, that manifests itself more on the emotional level than the physical level. It can cause physical symptoms as well, slower reflexes, loss of appetite, lethargy, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction and much more. Hope is able to find the right combination of medication. You would not tell a diabetic to stop taking their insulin, not sure why so many people try to tell their friends that they do not need to take an anti-depressant.
Hope Gee’s arm got enough sleep over the last few days. Mets need to pull out the next two games, and hope that they Braves start to lose a few.
I would love to go the game on Sunday, if anyone has a ticket they are not using, please let me know.