ERUPTION!

Now THAT’s what I’m talking about! THAT’s what I expect from the Mets against the crappy Cubs.

Eddie Van Halen would be proud of the Met eruption in ChiTown to the tune of a 17-1 romp. After 2 weak loses they had some pent up offense which exploded thanks mostly to Wright, who drove in 5, Murphy, who parked 2(!) his first on the year, and Hairston and Ike who both homered and along with Murphy each collected 4 RBI.

Niese was dominant tearing thru the Cubbies and Reuben Tejada picked up 3 hits of his own.

It’s funny I was starting to get used to Quintanilla but now that Tejada is back I suddenly remember how good he is. There’s no reason Tejada isn’t the man at SS for the foreseeable future and I think he’s much more of a key to this offense than we realize. 

But what this game really represents to BMF is TC’s ability to get his guys to pick themselves up just when they seem to be on the brink of collapse and roar back to life. 

I wouldn’t be shocked to see us win the series in LA this weekend.

9 Responses to “ERUPTION!”

  1. Lord Charles Says:

    Admittedly, Tejada has only had 123 AB, but…

    Tejada; .743 OPS

    Reyes: .727 OPS

    I’m not saying that Tejada is better than Reyes (he’s not), but he’s no slouch with the bat. And at 22, could possibly be the Mets’ starting SS for the rest of the decade,

  2. Lord Charles Says:

    BTW, Ike is all of a sudden having a very good June:

    .929 OPS, 20 RBI, and 14 BB.

  3. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Winning by two touchdowns is always nice!

  4. BlondiesJake Says:

    Yesterday was awesome and it’s great Ike is hitting again and Tejada is back at SS. However, just like a few years ago, the Mets desperately need another productive right-handed bat in the middle of the order and we all find it highly unlikely it will be Bay. Not sure what might be available and certainly don’t think the team should be trading any real assets, but it’s a need.

    Irregardless, the Mets are catching the Dodgers at the perfect time, with Kemp on the DL and Ethier injured Wednesday and likely to also be out at least for the series. Plus, they just got swept by arch-rival SF and didn’t score a run THE ENTIRE SERIES.

    I’ll be there tonight in my “I’m calling it Shea” t-shirt.

    LET’S GO METS!
    BEAT LA!
    ANOTHER 17 RUNS TONIGHT WOULD BE FUN!

  5. Lord Charles Says:

    ^My bet would be that Carlos Quentin is available soon. The Pads are awful, and he is a free agent. He’d be a terrific fit for the Mets.

    I wonder if the Mets could get him and a reliever in a deal centered around Mejia, who is expendable with the Mets having Wheeler, Harvey, and Familia.

  6. Irish Mike Says:

    “Plus, they just got swept by arch-rival SF and didn’t score a run THE ENTIRE SERIES”

    I wish they has scored a few - that law of averages thing we speak about on occasion here.

    Enjoy the game.

  7. foxster Says:

    17 runs-WOW. that’s a real accomplishment.
    however, rather then a one game, 17 run outburst. i’d much rather win games. i hate being swept and any single game loss to the DamnYankees seems to me at least like a ratio akin to dog years (1 human year = 7 dog years). Hey Mets, LE!T’S BE CONSISTENT !!

  8. BlondiesJake Says:

    Lord Charles, good call on Quentin as a fit. But I confess I don’t want the Mets to give up any top prospects since it’s not like this team is just one player away.

  9. Lord Charles Says:

    ^I agree with not trading anyone. Just throwing Mejia out there because (for the first time in a while) the Mets have some real organizational depth at pitching. But yeah, more than anything I’d like to see them keep Mejia and have him turn into a stud closer…

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