Mets Game 83: Loss to Reds
Reds 8 Mets 6
Well, at least they fought back.
The Mets fell behind 8-1 after a six-run top of the fifth but before the Reds could relax, the home team responded with five runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Unfortunately, the Mets didn’t score again while the Reds added an insurance run, hence the final score. Hey, the guy is 10-3 … games like this are going to happen once in a while.
Mike Pelfrey had a bad night, allowing 7 earned runs on 9 hits and 4 walks in 4 2/3 innings.
David Wright was 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, and 2 runs scored. Angel Pagan also had two hits and went yard.
Fernando Nieve crawled out from under his rock and pitched three innings of relief, allowing one run and striking out 3. I still like his running, sinking fastball but he seems to have lost his “edge” — and that has nothing to do with Derek Jeter.
Not much more to say, other than that Joey Votto is the best Canadian in MLB right now (sorry, Jason Bay). He may also be the best North American-born hitter as well.
Next Mets Game
The Mets and Reds do it again at 7:10 PM on Tuesday night in Flushing. Johan Santana faces Aaron Harang.
Meantime, how in the world does Charlie Manuel justify adding Omar Infante to the all-star team while snubbing Joey Votto, who is in serious contention for the NL triple crown? I used to think the fans had no clue on how to pick the right players to play in the game (Yadier Molina? Jason Heyward? c’mon people), but now I’m not so sure the managers are any better.
As for his ‘stuff’ , some think he’s going through a dead arm phase, which should be helped by the All Star Break rest. We’ll see.
As for Votto not getting in, I’m amazed. However, Charlie Manuel never ceases to amaze me. Listen to the guy speak. I know he is a World Series winning manager, bla bla bla, but the guy uses the word ‘like’ at least twice in almost every sentence!
“Um, ya know, like Infante gives us some help in the like infield, which is what we needed, I thought”
Maybe I’m biased, but I was not impressed with Jerry’s ejection last night. It seemed like he went out there and just clapped his hands and stomped around until the umpires got tired of him. And then once he got thrown out, he just put his hat back on a calmly walked away. Was he really angry about the call or was he just out there to save face? Can’t help but wonder how Wally would have reacted if he were faced with the same situation.
Also, word is the Twins are offering their two best prospects for Cliff Lee. I would figure it’s something equivalent to the Mets offering FMart and Wilmer Flores, though that’s debatable as the Mariners are rumored to prefer catching over anything else, and the Twins are including a catcher in their proposal. If the Mets include Jon Niese in any deal it would be blatant overkill in my opinion. I’m torn as to whether I’d give up FMart and Flores for Lee, but I’m pretty sure my decision would be made for me as I doubt Seattle would settle for that deal, and including anyone else of value on top of that (Ike Davis, Mejia, Tejada) would have the Mets giving up too much in comparison to other offers.
I’m with you. I read somewhere that Flores + Thole is the Mets latest offer. Is that true? If so, I can’t say that it’s a terrible deal to get Cliff Lee. I don’t think you can include Niese, Davis, Tejada, or Mejia, but what he would bring to the team would be ridiculous. Can you imagine him wanting to stick it to the Phillies? Granted, after the year, he’ll be moving to the Bronx b/c we know they’ll overpay, but he could at least help us this season.