Mets Game 135: Win Over Phillies
Mets 4 Phillies 1
Mets win round one of the battle for the basement.
Mets Game Notes
First off, I missed this game because I was sitting in traffic on my way to the Jersey Shore for the weekend (if you’re on LBI, stop in for an ice cream, gourmet shake, or take a ride on a surrey). I did hear some of it on the radio, and from what it sounded like, I didn’t miss much.
Jacob deGrom spun another fine outing. If the Mets win their next 27 games, do you have deGrom start the Wild Card game? I’d feel comfortable giving him the ball in an elimination contest.
If Grady Sizemore catches that ball, how many extra innings does this game go?
Dilson Herrera made his MLB debut! Of course he made an error … of course. I wouldn’t worry about it, I’m sure he was nervous and excited. And I bet he’ll continue to be for at least a few games. It will be interesting to watch him over the final month — I really hope that his name is penciled into the lineup every single day, as there isn’t any point in continuing to wonder whether Wilmer Flores can handle the position.
Next Mets Game
Mets and Phillies do it again at 7:10 PM on Saturday night. Bartolo Colon faces Jerome Williams. I have no idea why, but for some reason, every time I see Williams’ name in the transaction report (which is often), I think of Jeriome Robertson — who also was frequently seen in transaction reports (and was property of the Mets for about 60 days, when he threw a few pitches for the Norfolk Tides … remember them?).