Mets 3 Cubs 1
Now, that’s more like it.
Mets Game Notes
Fairly leisurely, uneventful, lazy ballgame. I kind of half-hoped for the Cubs to take the lead, if only to see some excitement when Carlos Marmol took the mound.
Dillon Gee continues to grind out innings, going six or more for the 14th time in 18 starts. His eight strong innings required only 105 pitches as he struck out four, walked none, and allowed one run on seven hits.
Jordany Valdespin blasted another one over the wall. It will be interesting to see how he hits once pitchers realize they can’t give him belly-high pitches over the middle of the plate. The kid takes a big swing and can hit the ball a long way; but will we see him get an extended look as an everyday player to see if he can sustain it?
Maybe Valdespin and Scott Hairston can platoon in left field. If they keep up their homerun rates, the combination might hit about 95 homers.
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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.