Borderline Miracle Win

Last nite had all the earmarks of a big fat L hanging in the air. Before play even began we lost Bay to the DL with a cracked rib and Big Pelf for the SEASON with a partially torn ligament in his elbow.

Add to that the return of Reyes and the deflating sweep on Mon and it felt like we were in free fall.

Incredibly Johan Santana rebounded from last week’s catastrophe to throw a GEM that saw him in complete control the entire way allowing 1R, 3H, 2BB, 11K in 6.1 IP.

But that wouldn’t have been enough to get it done with the dormant offense that needed the help of 4 different Fish pitchers issuing 4 consecutive walks to finally plate a run in the 7th.

I don’t know whats happening with Ike Davis but he just looks AWFUL at the dish. Another 0-2 dropp ed him to .131 on the year. Almost .100 points BELOW the struggling Duda who upped his avg to .228.

I’m happy we got that win but it felt like an empty victory. Johan ain’t gonna pitch every day and we just lost Big Pelf who has been quietly having a GREAT season so far.

I was disappointed to hear Jose get any boos whatsoever last night. His initial appearance at the plate produced an underwhelming crowd response - mostly because there were about 37 fans in the stands at that point but IMO no Met fan should have booed Reyes.

WTF is a “Mr Met Cling”??? SNY kept promo-ing it during the game as an upcoming giveaway but refused to tell or show us what a “Cling” is. I know the Mets have a grand history of screwing up easy things but you’d think it would occur to someone in promotions to explain what the actual promotion is.

4 Responses to “Borderline Miracle Win”

  1. Howard Says:

    Good win. Important win. I think that Mets ownership are in danger of really losing the Mets fan. But do they care? The ‘crowds’ are getting lean although the weather has been chilly. If this team slides some more, that doubleheader ‘crowd’ for the SF games will not be a shocking site going forward.

    Team ownership needs to pull another ‘Piazza’ this year and bring in a a big name that will provide somewhat of a peace offering from ownership. We need to inject some life into this team, a guy who will provide some theme that owership really wants to win. A top pitcher, a CF who is available due to a team wanting to cut payroll.

    Pelfrey is a huge lose unless one of these AAA pitchers can come up here and perform. With Jason Bay, his stats, although very mediocre, do not tell the entire story. A total uneducated fraud such as Francesa told his audience yesterday how Bay is not doing that bad. Anyone who actually knows Mets baseball knows that he has been horrendous. Yes, 3 homeruns, but 5 RBI. And the best stat of all. With RISP, 14AB, 1 Hit, .071 BA. And he is so awkward in the field, making one bad play after another, it is tough to watch.

    I feel bad for Santana. Unless he hits a homerun, there will be no run support for him every game he pitches.

    We can only hope that the Marlins will continue to not be able to score.

  2. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Did somebody call in a “Bomb Scare” at the ballpark?….More ushers than fans there!

    Howard it ain’t gonna happen! In fact I feel pretty certain we will be sellers again and be unloading people ASAP.

    Good try by Murphy to score on the wild pitch!…Didn’t think it would be close…..Great to see the All-Rookie outfield!….I loved it!

  3. Matt Says:

    I have a bad feeling that Ike’s Valley Fever is going to plague him all year, similar to Connor Jackson.

    I agree on Bay, the guy has been absolutely horrible since Day 1 with the Mets. At least with Oliver Perez you could stick him in the pen and forget about him. Seeing Bay out there every day has got to be depressing for the team’s morale, as the other players know the guy sucks and only is in there because of his contract.

    I wouldn’t mind if they just stash him on the DL for the rest of the season. Addition by subtraction.

  4. Howard Says:

    Has anyone heard any news on Pelfrey’s elbow? Is it serious or just some inflammation? Thanks

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