Yesterday was Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee’s birthday and he celebrated it in fine style by picking up his second win of the season against the Rockies….Gee struck out seven and only walked two Rockies hitters.
Late last night I decided to put Lucas Duda in the lineup on my fantasy baseball team and he responded with a tater and four RBI’s on the night….I wish the rest of my team would have done the same 🙂
Three more hits for Ruben Tejada…..he’s really getting it done so far this season.
Mike Baxter had another pinch hit….it’s a tough job but he seems to do this quite well.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy each added three hits of their own….our two through five hitters are doing fine….if Ike Davis ever gets going we’ll have our own version of murderer’s row 🙂
Johan Santana takes the hill tonight and hopefully I’ll be able to watch at least some of it!
I watched most of the game and lucky me I got to witness the ninth inning meltdown by closer Frank Francisco and unlucky for me the stream went dead and I missed being able to watch the Mets win the game in the bottom of the ninth.
I wish I would’ve missed the top of the ninth as well 🙂
What I did see was Mike Pelfrey pitch his heart out last night. He went eight innings allowing only one run on six hits. Pelfrey fanned three and walked only one and I must say I’ve been impressed with “Big Pelf” thus far this season. Not impressed enough to wish he remained on the team mind you, but impressed enough that maybe, just maybe, one day I will want him to be on the team.
I also saw Ruben Tejada drive in the first three runs of the game and with each and every game that kid is showing that he not only belongs in the show but that he might just become a star in this game.
Let’s get back to that ninth inning. I couldn’t believe that Terry Collins didn’t allow Pelfrey to finish the game….Pelfrey was on a roll so why not let him try and finish it? I get the fact Collins needs to get his closer some work but Pelfrey was really pitching well and a complete game victory could have meant far more in the long run.
Then the boos came…
The Mets fans were livid after that blown save by Francisco….and rightly so….I was really pissed off myself and in a way was glad the stream shut down….and my anger turned to relief after I saw that the Mets came back and won this game the way they did.
They shouldn’t of had to but that’s baseball I guess….
David Wright had his consecutive games hitting streak snapped…..to his credit Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong pitched incredibly well yesterday.
Later today the Mets take on the Giants in game three of their four game series.
Johan Santana, R. A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese, Mike Pelfrey, Dillon Gee, The Bullpen, David Wright, Jason Bay, Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy and Terry Collins.
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Jonathon Niese picked up his second win of this very young season and the bullpen once again did their jobs keeping the Philllies hitters at bay. I expected big things this season from Niese and he hasn’t disappointed me in the least whereas I expected nothing from the bullpen and have been pleasantly surprised….perhaps even overjoyed at what they’ve been able to accomplish thus far in this very young 2012 campaign.
David Wright returned with a bang last night going three for five including a first inning dinger that gave Niese all the runs he needed. I’m glad to see Wright in the lineup for however long he remains a Met.
Lucas Duda added a fourth inning shot of his own. I like Duda but I personally think he’s trying too hard to go yard every time he steps up to the plate. I think this is also Ike Davis’ problem as well. They just need to relax and get good swings at the baseball and the rest will take care of itself.
Ruben Tejada continued his hot stroke by getting a couple more hits on the night. He’s quickly making people forget all about Jose Reyes and that is a good thing.
2-0 on the road is a very good thing!
Sunday Mike Pelfrey takes the hill….lets sweep these dudes!
Greetings one and all. Sorry about not putting up the recaps from the last two games but I’ve been working like an Egyptian slave this last week. Perhaps what I will do from here on out is just type a few random thoughts after each game rather than a full recap. Seems like this will be much easier to keep up with so here goes;
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Mets have lost two in a row since David Wright fractured his pinkie. If he winds up on the disabled list than Terry Collins says he will consider moving Daniel Murphy to third base. I think we heard the same thing here.
Speaking of Daniel Murphy: Am I the only one who thinks this guy is a disaster at second base? He can’t turn two and his footwork sucks. I know we need his bat in the lineup and I get that but what I don’t get is why the “Irish Hammer” isn’t playing left field.
I was very encouraged by the performances of Dillon Gee and Johan Santana. They both lost tough ballgames but I thought they pitched really well. Santana simply got out-dueled by a guy who throws serious heat (Stephen Strasburg) and Gee made a couple of mistakes that cost him.
Frank Francisco has been a very pleasant surprise thus far and I’m happy that he is a Met. He’s pitched well and has done his job every time out. It’s nice to see a closer actually close a game!
Larry Vanover is the worst home plate umpire in the Major Leagues. The pitch he rang Jason Bay up on was closer to Corfu than the strike zone and running Manager Terry Collins an inning later was a joke. It’s too bad he didn’t run Bay so we wouldn’t have to watch him any longer.
Ruben Tejada is quickly becoming my favorite Met. He’s done well in the lead-off spot and has handled himself well on the defensive side of things. I have a feeling this guy is gonna be good!
The Mets are off tonight and will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Sillies this weekend. Should be a great series!
Due to some shaky internet I missed last nights game as well and let me tell ya I missed a doozy. Jonathan Niese took a no-hitter into the seventh, the bullpen held on for dear life and the Mets swept the 3 game series with the Braves on a much warmer day than yesterday at Citi Field.
Bust out the dustpan….the Braves just got swept 🙂
Here are the good things that happened
The Mets swept the Braves and gave their fans reasons to cheer. That’s always a good thing.
Jonathan Niese flirted with a no-hitter until the seventh inning when the wheels fell off and he couldn’t find the plate.
Shortstop Ruben Tejada went four for five and had two RBI’s….Jose who 🙂
Daniel Murphy collected two more hits….that boy can rake!
David Wright had another hit and another RBI….he’s on a roll!
Jason Bay collected a hit and an RBI.
The bullpen did their jobs once again and Frank Francisco got his third save of the season.
Daniel Murphy is still alive.
Here are the not so good things that happened
Lucas Duda dropped a fly ball in the seventh inning…tough sun but an error is an error and never a good thing.
Ike Davis is still hit-less on the season.
The Mets are 3-0 and I’m excited. This team is going to score runs and if they get the pitching like they did this weekend…well, look out.