Hefner! … ?

Check out Jeremy Hefner who tossed another solid game for the Mets. ¬†Talk about an unheralded guy making it to the bigs and making an impact - that’s Hefner for ya’.

Looks like Johan will be back on Sat so this is prob the kid’s last start for awhile but hat to to Hef for holding it down when we needed him to.

Valdespin got the big hit to drive in 2 during a 4 run second. Jordany has cooled since he began starting so hopefully this will get him going again.

Daniel Murphy was 4-4. Man, if this guy could ever start generating some power numbers he’d be an all-star b/c he sure can hit.

Bravo to Mike Baxter for setting a Met record walking FIVE times in one game. I have no idea how that happened to a guy like Baxter who absolutely no one is pitching around. 

Happy to see Bax get his name in the Met record books but he’ll always be the guy who Disabled himself saving Johan’s No-No.

I’ve never seen a guy get his donut stuck on his bat twice in a career let alone 2x in one game as befell Reuben Tejada last nite.

Relieved to see FrankFranc back recording saves again.

Hey don’t look now but we just won a road trip.

5 Responses to “Hefner! … ?”

  1. BlondiesJake Says:

    Once again, the Mets have been headed toward complete disaster. Once again, they have fought back. It speaks to TC and the mental makeup of the players and is another reason to enjoy this season. Sure, they are unlikely to make the postseason, but that doesn’t mean it’s been a wasted season.

    It would be nice for them to finish the trip on a high note and head home with a chance to get back to .500 and stay on the fringe of the playoff race.

  2. Howard Says:

    Good win. I wonder if others agree with me that today is a critical game. If we win, we go 7-4 for the roadtrip and get 1 game under .500 which can be a springboard for the rest of August. I am not going to make anymore broad statements about the Mets until the end of August. Let’s see where they are then. As BJ said the other day, the Mets have an August schedule which can really get us going. But they have got to start playing outstanding ball. We have 6 games coming up against the Marlins and Braves at home; we need to go 5-1, 4-2 at worst.

    But I think todays game is absolutely crucial. I still think the Pirates will come back to the pack and teams like the Cardinals, Dodgers, Diamondbacks are not going to keep on winning. And we have a shot starting next week to close in on the Braves by beating them.

    Let’s get the win today and see what happens for the rest of August.

  3. Irish Mike Says:

    Howard let’s face it you think every game is crucial and thus change your outlook on the season 180 degrees on a day to day basis depending on that day’s results as CW astutely pointed out yesterday. I honestly don’t think today’s game is critical. Not in comparison to what’s coming anyway. Today they are on the road and are sending out a rookie pitcher making his 3rd major league start. They will finish with a winning record on the road trip no matter what. To me the crucial games are coming up at home against division rivals including one that they have to make up a ton of ground on to even become pretenders no less contenders.

  4. Howard Says:

    I totall disagree with you Mike. There is a huge difference coming home and being 1 game under .500 vs. 3 games under. At 1 game under, there is a slight ray of hope. And yes, games against the worst of the worst in the Padres are crucial games. We are not going to play .800 ball against the top teams like the Braves, Reds, and Nationals. At this point of the season, we have to really beat up on the really bad teams (even on the road) and play around .600 against the good ones if we have any shot to get back in the mix. And I have no interest in watching another August of September of playing ‘respectable ball’ showing that although mediocre, we try really really hard. That does not interest me in the slightest.

  5. Irish Mike Says:

    Fair enough dude. But do me a favor - look at the next ten games the Mets have and tell me which ones you don’t think are crucial.

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