Mets Game 18: Win Over Marlins
Mets 5 Marlins 1
Mets sink Fish to go two games over .500 and retain sole possession of third place.
Mets Game Notes
A 16-hour work day prevented me from seeing this game. Please post your observations in the comments. Thank you.
Next Mets Game
The final game of this Fish fry begins at 1:10 p.m. on getaway day Thursday. Jonathon Niese takes the ball against Ricky Nolasco.
Ike on the other hand looks like he may need to go down sooner or later to figure his swing out – when you’d rather have Thole up there than Ike…
RA, Bullpen dug its heals in.
David be David, Duda’s bat is waking up, I actually liked Ike’s last at bat – his demeanor was different – line-out to center.
Ike needs to say privately, “F—it, I don’t give a sh–” and just start smacking the ball. The less he thinks up there, the better off he’ll be.
Tejada’s all-around game may be better than Jose’s, in terms of timing of key plays both offensively & defensively. I thinks that’s what both Sandy and Terry saw when Jose was not tendered an offer. Inexcusable not to trade him if they believed this to be true last year, mid-season.
RA was great last nite. He should be barred from pitching in, literally, low-pressure & rainy environments.
Thole had a nice game. He appears to have taken hold as a catcher defensively, so I think his offensive production will remain steady this year. Less to think about.
That’s all for now.
I didn’t see it but it looks like a botched double play opened the way for Wright to break Strawberry’s RBI record and cross with the winning run. An error helped tack on some runs in the eighth. The Nats had some questionable fielding but the Marlins looked not quite ready for prime time outside the starting pitching.
Sending Ike down will be hard since you remove a key defensive player from the infield but the double play that killed an inning really underlines he is struggling. Duda is showing life.
Murphy continues to be adequate enough at 2nd. Sure, he’ll mess up at some point and you can probably point things he does wrong, but it’s the NL. You sometimes sacrifice offense for defense.
The game suggests the team is watchable and has a chance to be okay. The Mets, at least against middle of the road teams, have a shot this year.
^ Yes. Reyes fired the ball well-over 1st Base – allowing Murphy to reach base instead of ending the inning.