Mets Game 75: Win Over Athletics

Mets 4 Athletics 1

The Mets wear out the wet weather to take the series from Oakland; a good way to finish as they embark on a tour of AL parks.

Mets Game Notes

I’m not going to pretend that I saw this game and try to provide intelligent notes. My workday began at 7 AM, ended shortly before midnight, and when I turned on the DVR I had two hours of “Mets Yearbook” (the most entertaining, for me, was 1975, with the feature on Dave Kingman … which also had Lindsey Nelson explaining that “a Mets game is New York’s best dollar-value in sports entertainment”). So if you can, please provide your perspective of the game in the comments.

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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. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Joe June 24, 2011 at 8:02 am
    Capauno, though ending on a slightly scary note (though they say now he’s okay) with some discomfort in his side, pitched another very good six innings.

    The punchless (but good starting pitcher, here some fill-in only gave up two earned) As also helped by giving up two unearned runs. Beato also pitched well with two innings of one run ball (no hit in inning). K-Rod had a clean save. Harris got on base again. Darling and Gary did the game. Comments about Riggelman quitting.

    Comic relief moment: pitcher comes in via double switch. Again gives up pitch hit to Harris. The new 1st baseman flubs a catch. Allows Reyes to continue the at bat and get a RBI. That didn’t quite work out well.

  2. Gary S. June 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
    Mets say Capuano should be ok.Anybody want to guess when he will pitch again?
  3. Josh June 24, 2011 at 9:22 am
    Mets did a great job of being ready after the rain delays. They got timely hits and were able to knock around a rookie pitcher (Graham godfrey… what kind of name is that?) and Capuano was terrific. Wonder if the Mets will finally get over .500
  4. Dan N. June 24, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Hey Joe, who do you think will DH for the Mets in the AL parks? Bay? Hairston?
    • Mike June 24, 2011 at 10:31 am
      Duda, Beltran, or Paulino. I’d pick someone with either a need for “time-off” from the field but still remain in the lineup (Beltran) or someone who is defensively challenged but still needs ABs (Duda). Paulino is a good hitter, so if he isn’t catching I’d want his bat in the lineup. I suppose Murphy is another candidate, but if Duda is DHing then putting him at 1st makes more sense.
  5. Josh Burton June 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    Yeah I agree that Beltran will be used at DH in a spacious ballpark like the Ballpark at Arlington.
  6. Rob June 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Hopped into the time machine and watched the headlines for Capuano’s injury.

    Day 1. Capuano Side Stitch Doesn’t Stand in Way of Great Outing.

    Day 5. Capuano misses start for continuing discomfort in side. Terry still says he’s day to day.

    Day 10. Capuano flies to NY for evaluation by Mets physicians. Terry and Sandy bite nails waiting for report.

    Day 11. Capuano diagnosed with slight ribcage sprain. Doctor’s prescribe rest. Day to day.

    Day 15. Capuano still sidelined with mysterious ribcage sprain. Further evaluation scheduled with Mets docs today.

    Day 16. Capuano rediagnosed with cracked rib. Out for two weeks. Terry has no fingernails left.

    Day 30. Capuano not healing. Doctors perplexed. Check for concussion. Terry loses fingers from gnawing.

    Day 45. Mets fire entire medical staff. Capuano visits new docs. New diagnosis: who the heck knows.

    I obviously exaggerate, but sometimes it feels like this kind of story all the time with these guys.

  7. gary s. June 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Rob, good post.Only 45 days?? I guess he will be ok as long as they don’t put him in a full body cast ala Ike Davis.If i’m a NY Met the worst thing anybody can tell me is ‘the team doctor will see you now”.
  8. Jerseymet June 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Justin Turner is gaining alot of respect. The A’s pegged him his first at bat. Seems like old time baseball to me.
  9. Joe Janish June 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    Thank you for providing the game summaries and notes, I sincerely appreciate it!