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If Carlos Beltran hits three homers and no one is there to see them, do they count?
Carlos Beltran strapped the Mets to his back and carried them to victory over the Colorado Rockies, blasting 3 two-run homers.
Ike Davis? David Wright? Who needs ‘em?
Mets Game Notes
Jon Niese pitched a bit better than his stat line suggests (5 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 6 1/3), if you consider that he allowed only two runs through six and Michael O’Connor allowed both inherited runners to score after Niese exited with one out in the seventh. You might argue that Niese should have been removed after six, but his pitch count was very low; he threw only 88 pitches total. Maybe the delayed start time for the game somehow was a factor — perhaps more mentally than physically.
Meantime, what has happened to Ubaldo Jimenez? This was a guy who many were picking to be a Cy Young winner before the season started, and he was terrible — which seems to have been the rule rather than the exception thus far this year. Jimenez walked six and couldn’t get through the fourth inning. It’s as if he’s turned into Oliver Perez. If I’m a Rockies fan, I’m extremely concerned.
Willie Harris made Terry Collins look like a genius by reaching base four times from the #2 spot.
Francisco Rodriguez had yet another 1-2-3 inning to close things out, though it wasn’t a save situation. He did, however, pick up his 13th “finish”. Only 42 more for the pot of gold.
Next Mets Game
The Mets move on to Houston to play the Astros at 8:05 PM on Friday night. Dillon Gee takes his perfect record to the mound against Bud Norris.
And that was pretty much the whole story.
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.