Archive for July, 2011
After 1 inning of play it looked like it we were in for one of those “knuckler wasn’t knuckling” nights that can befall these trick pitchers.
But RA recovered from Werth’s 3 run blast to dominate the rest of the way - 3R, 6H, 2BB, 1K in 6IP Every time I think Dickey’s slipping he rebounds immediately.
If the Cuban defector Maya hadn’t completely silenced the Met bats we could’ve won that game.
Oh well you can’t sweep every series.
Meanwhile I’m sorta surprised Alderson isn’t trading any relievers such as Izzy or even a Starter like Capuano who I’d think would command some interest.
But I admire his intention to keep this team together so we can finish a respectable season.
Game’s on PIX11 tonite…
Holy Crap how does Philly do it?
EVERY year they add a lethal piece to their puzzle - and somehow they did it on July 29 the last 3 years running. First Lee, then Oswalt and now Pence.
The damn Phillies are now consistently kicking our ass on the field and in the front office year in and year out.
To me Hunter Pence is one of the most underrated players in the game. The guy plays balls to the wall and is an all around threat. Not your traditional looking big power guy but he’s got enough pop to knock 25 of ‘em out of Enron Field every year so he’ll fit perfectly in “CBPBB” aka Citizens Bank Park Band Box.
Damn I can’t wait until we’re the team adding players at the deadline.
Now that Beltran is gone and we’re officially playing for next year we can all sit back and lol at this season as a pre-cursor to 2012. Granted BMF has had this pov since April but now there’s no denying it.
The way I see it yesterday’s game was teeming with good news for the NY Mets.
Never mind about Capuano getting lit up - he’s a spare part added for this season - the positivity came from:
Wright collected 3 hits and an RBI. David continues to pound the ball and now that Beltran is gone Wright’s gonna have to take center stage all by himself.
Bay had 3 hits and 3 ribbies. I no longer expect Bay to be a beast for us but if he can be an above solid everyday player and not a target for fan venom that’s good news going forward.
Pagan had 3 hits, an RBI and a SB. Just when you start to hear whispers Pagan may not be back he’s suddenly turned it back on this week. If Angel can rebound from here through Sept he’ll have a starting CF spot next year.
Lucas Duda picked up 2 more hits and 3 RBI. Duda is suddenly smoking hot. If this kid can prove to himself that he belongs in the Bigs I think he can be an impact bat and is definitely a guy whose power won’t be contained by CityField.
You wouldn’t think the day after Beltran leaves things would be looking so positive but they definitely are.
Last, and certainly not least, Johan Santana made a rehab start! Wow!! Never expected anything from him this season but he should be ready to go next April.
Things are looking up in the world of the NY Mets.
And OBTW we swept the Reds!
I don’t mean to be callous as Beltran leaves Flushing but we finally have a new toy.
‘LosB, I loved ya’. I admit to getting unreasonably frustrated with you a couple times but I’ll always remember you fondly. And the longer those fat stat lines you posted as a Met are in the books I predict you’ll become more beloved in the years to come.
Now back to Wheeler.
Without any major off-season moves it feels like forever since we got a new player and a hot shot power arm is a great guy to root for.
I think Alderson did a great job here. According to the Metsblog insight Wheeler was clearly the best prospect we were offered.
And please don’t tell me Alderson shouldn’t have had to pay any of his contract. What a bunch of BS. As if we the fans should be at all concerned about the Wilponzi’s money. That’s a complete joke.
The word on Wheeler is a plus fastball and curveball but spotty command. I watched a cut-up of a game he pitched and he barely got hit at all. Most of the time he either got swings and misses or missed the strike zone completely.
This seems typical for a youngster with a live arm. The righty can touch 95 but needs time to dial in his control.
Now let’s hurry up and wait 1 - 2 years until Wheeler is in the bigs.