It took 3 starts after the No-No but with Johan’s dominant performance tues nite Terry Collins can finally exhale. Leaving his star pitcher in for 134 pitches to get the no-hitter while coming off surgery did not ruin his arm.
I still maintain it was the correct move to risk his season/career for the 50 year in the making no-hitter, but now at least we’ve cleared this hurdle, the distraction has been tabled and we can all move on.
Meanwhile the Mets alternating get swept / sweep streak is alive and well with the 2 straight wins over the O’s.
Duda mashed number 11 but the real attention getter for BMF was Jordany Valdespin who collected 2 hits and 2 RBI. The kid has taken advantage of some unexpected PT and TC’s faith to keep running him out there.
Personally I love Valdespin and I’m ready to turn second base over to him. We all like Daniel Murphy but enough is enough. The guy hasn’t put a single ball over the wall all season and he doesn’t drive guys in either.
If he’s slapping singles at a .330 clip I can live with it but he’s hitting .271 ….. an EMPTY .271.
Valdespin has about 1/5 th the AB Murphy has and already has 12 RBI to Murphy’s 28 not to mention 2 HR’s.
Even if he experiences growing pains considering Valdespin’s speed I think he can still generate more offense than Murphy.
I’m just sayin’…