The Mets went on a streak when Bay finally showed up this spring and briefly fooled us into thinking he was contributing. Now weeks later Bay has finally been shown the pine and the immediate result is a Met win.
Most credit goes to Niese who was brilliant again allowing 1R, 3H, 4BB 8K in 7.2 IP but Jason Pridie went 1-4 with an RBI, Run scored and a very nice catch.
There’s talk of sitting Bay just a day or 2 but I say ice him for a week. He certainly didn’t look comfortable on the bench but he looked better than he does when he goes fishing at the plate.
Word is Nick Evans has been DFA’d and Lucas Duda may be coming up. BMF remains a Duda fan. I’m admittedly smitten with his Adam Dunn-like power. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a bona-fide slugger.
I’m lovin’ Angel Pagan’s return to 2010 form. Pagan went 2 for 4, RBI, R, and SB - incidentally his 3 consecutive game with a swipe.
Ruben Tejada is looking like a very nice lil player after his latest multi-hit, 2 - 4 and an RBI. There is suddenly a growing list of very good looking young players.
Great play by Thole to hustle back and fearlessly go after a foul pop that forced him to race to the backstop on an unfamiliar field, while navigating the SF on-deck circle to make the catch.
John Niese’s post game interview with Burkhardt was borderline bizarre. Niese was SO soft-spoken you could barely hear him. I wanted Burkhart to move the mic closer or the audio mixer to boost the mic level while Niese was whispering. If pitching doesn’t work out Niese has a future in recording anti-insomnia sleep inducing audio tracks.