Just what the doctor ordered. Maybe this is just what they needed, some time to review those TPS..er..i mean scouting reports for the upcoming series. Mets have a showdown on Friday Night at 7:10, Johan vs Dice K. They are going to have to put up one hell of a gameplan together to even stay competitive against the Sawx because they are on a mission this year. Yes papi has been struggling(he hit his first homer last night) but there is no let up in that lineup execpt for lugo…this age’s Murderers Row. I hope Jerry optimizes their time and puts it to good use(fielding,base running,situational hitting) because lord knows we are going to need it in Red Sox Country. Lets just hope our cousins from the Bronx can do us a solid and take some air out of that big red balloon.
During the Telecast of last nights game, Vin Scully said that Orlando Hudson grew up near Brave territory. Vin went on to say that Odog caught alot of Met games during his youth and found himself rooting for the Mets. Vin went on to say that Orlando Hudson considers himself a “Met Fan”. Now im not trying to start anything because frankly there was nothing Omar can do regarding this situation due to the fact Orlando was looking for 10 mil a year when Omar was talking to him. Omar was shopping Luis contract but there were no takers…shocker. All im saying is this guy signed a one year 3.39 million dollar contract with the Dodgers and will most likely be a free agent next year(just like another dodger). I wonder if Omar will consider this guy if his price doesnt go up so much from what the dodgers are paying him. Just a side note for Hudson…you dont gotta do the Mets like that man!! That play you did on Reyes was overkill….cut us some slack man, your supposed to be one of us lol. Take one for the team ;p.
At what point does Ramon Martinez ask himself…what am i doing here? In 12 ab in the major leagues this year, he has 1 rbi and not a single hit. He has already commited 2 errors at SS. I hate to pile on a certian player but its gotta be tough being Ramon Martinez. We all know he is up here because the most intellegent ballplayer in the game Alex Cora is also out on the DL but i find myself asking….is this the best we can do? In all the minor leagues, we dont have a single infielder that can contribute besides Ramon. I like omar and I have defended him on many occasions but im begining to wonder what was his contigency plan for the worst. If Ramon Martinez is it, i think we are in for a LOOOONG stretch of games until guys start coming off the DL. Now as Met fans we should all remember the rash of injuries in 2008 and we were able to get within one game of a playoff berth, so theres no reason this team with an improved bullpen cannot do it again. What worries me is the future of this ball club and if things really do get worse before better…the ball boy will be more useful than the talent we call up to help out.
First up is Daniel Murphy. There were alot of eyes on this kid coming into this game to see if he can handle 1b and Mr. Murph delivered. Many people asked for it and we finally got it…and what a show this kid put on at 1st. Granted its a small sample size but that kid looked REALLY comfortable last night and made some really nice plays. While this unfortunately did not translate to success at the plate, he did play a hellova 1b and gets a Man Up Award for sure. Dan “The Man” Murphy defiantly silenced alot of critics. “Im Daniel Murphy and i play 1st”
Second up is Livan Hernandez. Livan almost made his job look effortless at times as he turned back the clock to go 7 innings and only allow 1 run and 1 walk. Livan had 2 k’s the last being the most important as it got him out of a jam in the 7th to finish off strong. Its unfortunate he couldn’t walk away with a W because he sure as hell deserved it. I hope he can settle for getting the Man Up Award for last night. Livan “I love you Miami” Hernandez shut down the dodgers pretty good last night…maybe next time buddy for the W but good job buddy, keep putting those other #5 pitchers to shame.
Third up the tag team champs Carlos Beltran and David Wright. This is a no brainer. These two guys are really on fire. Beltran drove in the mets only run with a double and proceeded to go 2-3 with a walk. His tag team partner David Wright didnt have a shabby night either going 1-2 with 2 walks. These two are the only reason the mets have a shot every night but they cannot get the job done by themselves. This is a team effort and while these two are laying the smack down on their opposition every night, they are going to need someone else to step up and help deliver the finishing blows. Carlos “Da Tron” Beltran and David “Never Wrong” Wright with out a doubt earn a Man Up Award for last nights game.
Oh boy…Granted the mets have been dealt a back breaker with
Carlos Delgado out till ASB(we hope)
Jose Reyes appeared to have re-injured his calf
Alex Cora on 15 day DL
Tonight they went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. We have lost 4 straight after winning the last 11/13 games and we are sinking pretty fast. I guess as a bright note..there was no errors in tonights game. Lets face it, Wright and Beltran cannot keep this up by themselves. They need someone to step up BIG time. That means we need to have the table setters get themselves in to scoring positions(stealing/hit and runs) and the #5 and #6 to at the very least get those sac flys in. Fundies guys…Fundies…and thats word to your mother.
not sure if anyone saw this new york times article:
Heres a few excerpts:
“We would rather fight with Bobby, who says we’re the world’s best fans,” one sign read, “than with a front office who calls us worthless.”
“Bobby stands behind us. We stand behind Bobby,” read another.
It was the third consecutive game in which the fans had staged this unusual protest, all part of a campaign to force the Chiba Lotte Marines to reverse course and keep Bobby Valentine, a baseball lifer from the United States, as their manager beyond the current season.”
“Valentine said the protest left him in tears. He was not the only one affected.
“I got chills,” said Hiram Bocachica, a former major leaguer now with the Lions. “You don’t expect that for a manager.”
Obviously the Mets don’t have the luxury of having a Kenny Powers on their team, but they need to rally around a new theme given they are going to have to get it done with the likes of Ramon Martinez for a while. Now I don’t know if the shaving head thing will work for them this time but they need to do something. Over the last 3 games, the mets have averaged 1.7 runs. Against the Dodger Blue and the upcoming series against the Sawx…thats just not going to get it done….I have faith that things will pick up but we have NO room for error. As someone that we all know and love says..