Break Up The Mets!

Holy Crap - not only have the Mets won 5 of 6 to climb a game over .500, while scoring 36 runs across 3 games but they also ended their Grand Slam drought in… well,¬†Grand fashion by clubbing Salamis in back to back innings.

Shockingly enough it was J-Bay who launched the first Granny in 2 years before Beltran foowed an inning later.

I hate to be a wet blanket but let’s stop short of declaring Bay out of his slump. A 4 run shot is exciting and all but he finished just 1-5 and actually lowered his avg to .234

Reyes somehow got HOTTER than he’s been going 4-4, BB, 3R and SB.

Possibly the best news of the night was Angel Pagan who went 3-3, RBI, 2BB, 2R and SB. I see Pagan as our secret weapon and if he’s hot the Mets are a very dangerous squad.

I’m already predicting a big series in the BX for Pagan.

Shout to Thole who cracked his first HR of the year. Josh remains only 3 bombs behind Bay! 

Did anyone else catch a glimpse of Duda’s crazy looking hair in the dugout after one of the Grand Slams? I forget which bomb it was but a huge fan of Lucas’ hair was sticking straight up while the rest of it was looking very much like a bowl cut - lol. I’m gonna have to keep an eye on Duda’s hair style - he may need to step up his game now that he’s in the bigs - lol.

13 Responses to “Break Up The Mets!”

  1. BlondiesJake Says:

    BMF, after Bay hits the Mets’ first grand slam in almost two years, you decide to gripe about his 1-5 and a drop in his batting average? SERIOUSLY? If he hit a GS slam every game but hit .200, would you actually be upset?

  2. ProfessorReyes Says:

    Shout out to Dickey as well, finally getting some love!

    Have to say I loved his reaction when Turner lolligagged the throw to Duda with Cabrera running.

    Very happy for Thole especially.

    Go get em, Cappy.

  3. ProfessorReyes Says:

    LOL just found Duda’s hair, it was after the Beltran blast! BMF you have to get a grab of that!

  4. cleonjones Says:

    Wow- what a game last night- Did you see Bay with the” Carlton Fisk” grand slam- Reyes is in a zone- the best shortstop in the National League and MAYBE the best player in the game at the moment. BMF our boys play the hated Yankees this weekend at CitiField- not the Bronx. Great Stat- Reyes has played in 1000 games: Ty Cobb 1000 games- 106 triples and 391 stolen bases// Jose Reyes -98 triples and 360 stolen bases.Lets get the W tonight. Lets go Mets !! OK ladies and Gents lets start the chorus: RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! RE-SIGN REYES! Stay Positive and enjoy.

  5. Howard Says:

    Awesome game last night taking out the Tigers with an early knockout. I wonder what was going through Bays head playing the outfield after the GS. Hopefully this will get him going.

    I am very high on this team. As Darling said which is totally accurate, the team is a mix of players who do not strike out much, keeping the ball in play, and they put a ton of pressure on the pitcher with their running.

    Reyes is just ridiculously unbelievable. Does this guy ever make an out?

    Let’s get tonight’s game and start putting some major heat on the Braves.

    Let’s Go Mets!

  6. KMac Says:

    How about Bobby O ripping on HoJo in the post game? He didn’t mention names but he said the team’s approach at the plate has been much better than the last few years.

  7. USMF Says:

    KMac, Yeah, I picked up on the not so discrete bashing on HoJo and the previous coaching staff in general. Saying how they tried to change everyone’s swing. He was legitimately angry for the past two years seeing how this team was being run.

    Bobby-O is the smartest guy the Mets/SNY employ. he makes the post game show worth watching. Not only is he smart, but he expresses genuine emotion for this team and for the game. You can see the pride (especially for Neise) when the pitchers pitch a great game, or the disgust at Pelf when Mike was satisfied when he got hammered the first two innings of a game, but was able to settle down and finish 6 innings, but the team still lost.

    I will always love HoJo, but it makes you wonder if HoJo is to blame for Wright’s and Bay’s problems at the plate.

    I’m not saying Bay is out of the hole yet, but over the past 12 games, Bay is batting .319 with 7RBI. True, he got 4 of those RBI on one swing.

    I want more power and walks from Bay to be able to call “out of the slump”, but this is a good sign. while looking into Bay’s stats I noticed a strange trend. When ahead in the count, Bay a over .300BA, but behind (or with two strikes) he’s basically hitting under .100. I’ve also noticed BB have dropped considerably this past month.

    (true that almost all hitters hit well ahead in the count vs. behind, but this split is huge and very different from Bays history…even Wright who use to be a good 2 strike hitter can no longer hit behind in the count)

    Also look at Bay’s numbers comparing runners on base vs. nobody on. This year he gets on base in the “non-clutch” situations but struggles in “clutch situations. In the past, it’s almost the opposite…he’s always done fine in “non-clutch” ABs, but he’s has done great in the RBI situations.

    So what does my rambling mean? Bay seems to be putting too much pressure on himself in the big spots. He’s not working the count to his favor and has gotten away from what made him successful in the past. This helps show that Bay still has the physical ability, but has let things get into his head. hopefully things are starting to turn around for him. It’s easy to bash a guy who’s struggling, but if any run is gonna be made in the 2nd half, we need Bay to contribute.

  8. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Dave Hudjens has been a revelation—sorry, HoJo, but they are hitting a thousand times better this season in every way (even if we arent knocking them out every night.

    Only saw the highlights from last night because I’m on the road—but holy crap!!! I really like this group of guys and I’m SO happy for Bay, Thole, Dickey, etc.

    I can’t even grasp the idea of losing Reyes—we cannot let this guy go!!!!

    Can’t wait to watch this on TiVo when I get home…we are totally in the wild card mix. Ya Gotta Believe!!!!!

  9. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Mets over .500!!!! How great is that!!

  10. JoMama Says:

    Jake: what is your infatuation with Bay anyway? Is he your brother or are you Canadian? Let it go - he’s no good. One grand slam in what seems like 2 billion AB’s does not make him a good or even decent player for the Mets. Do you know how much he’s getting paid? I’m 100% behind BMF on this one - his avg sucks, he’s not clutch at all and he kills the lineup. When was the last time he had a meaningful hit? A hit/RBI where we’re down or tied late in the game, one or two men on and two out? I don’t know the stats but I can’t recall since he’s been a Met one hit like that. The guy always chokes. Sure he’s hitting better right now but anyone can hit better than .200 so it’s really no big feat. He still sucks.

  11. BlondiesJake Says:

    JoMama, I’m neither related to Bay nor Canadian (but that question does remind me of the Dead or Canadian category on MTV’s Remote Control game show. However, I think it’s ridiculous that people like BMF and yourself are ripping him during a hot streak (if that’s all it is) and preposterous that somebody would complain about him going 1-5 on a night where the 1 was a Grand Slam which put the game out of reach and was the Mets’ first in almost two years.

    In case you cared, he’s hitting 17-57 (.298) with 2 HRs and 10 RBIs over his last 14 games. That is a 23 HR, 116 RBI pace. Would that not be acceptable from him or any other player in the lineup?

    Do I think he’s back? NO. Do I think he has a chance to continue hitting well and be back? YES. Will I continue to state his case when people bash him when it’s not deserved? YES, as long as I can do so without ProfessorReyes getting upset with me.

  12. BrooklynBill Says:

    Bay just made a nice play and scored a run. Let the bashing continue! haha

    Still say the problem with Bay is mental…he is trying to live up to a contract he probably didn’t deserve but, he was one of two LFs available in FA so he got bid up. Secondly, he is trying to live up to it in NY which, is not looking like a good market for him. The dropping in the order combined with some bench time may have been the capitulation he needed to mentally reset himself…not a sports shrink by any means, but maybe he is more relaxed now that he’s hit ‘rock bottom’.

    I hope so, I do want him to do well despite what some of you may think!

  13. JoMama Says:

    That MTV remote control gameshow with Colin-something the host? was good….ha.

    As for the Bay bashing - listen, there’s not a Met fan I know that WANTS the guy to fail. But the reality is, for what he’s making and for what he was signed for (power, solid middle of the order bat), he’s really done nothing to convince many of us that he’s just having a good week. Besides, how many of his hits are clutch? We had a 3 or 4 run lead when he hit his GS - great - added insurance but not clutch. When was the last time we were tied or down late in the game where he came up with a RBI? He may draw a walk here and there in those situations but he hasn’t really produced. This is what we need a 4-hitter to do - hit in the clutch. Wright does it, Beltran does it, we know Jose does it. Bay doesn’t. Anyway, I’m happy he’s seeing the ball better, lets see what the home crowd does to his ever-so-fragile noggin.

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