Pirates 10 Mets 6
Just think, if this were 1960, this miserable season would be over. Then again, if this were 1960, the Mets wouldn’t exist. Hmm …
Mets Game Notes
The Mets put up a little rally late to keep things interesting, but the Bucs just kept scoring, and scoring, and scoring some more, soundly answering each of the Mets’ efforts.
Yet another awful outing for Collin McHugh. Sad to see, because he seems like a really, really good guy — the kind of guy you want to root for. Unfortunately, he has some issues that need to be corrected, and some skills that need to be improved, in order for him to be something other than fodder for hungry MLB hitters. This is the big leagues, and no one expects it to be easy.
Horace Mann alum Pedro Alvarez is a cat at the hot corner, and has the skill set to win a Gold Glove at 3B if he can ever harness his aggressiveness. Oh, he can hit pretty well, too. I can see him evolving into an Aramis Ramirez type of player.
During the telecast, Sandy Alderson spent an inning talking shop with Gary and Ron. One of the things he said was that he still believed that holding on to Jose Reyes was the right decision (rather than trade him at the deadline for prospects), because he felt there was a possibility of re-signing him. Really? That’s just shameful, especially when you consider that the Mets never even made an offer to their superstar shortstop. The Mets had as much a chance of signing Albert Pujols last winter, or bringing Ted Williams out of his cryogenic slumber.
When did Jordany Valdespin start wearing his cap slightly askew? I just noticed it in this game, and, for the record, I’m not a fan of the style. Nor any “styling,” for that matter. Know your place, rook!
If the Mets win their final 8, and the Phillies lose all of theirs, the two teams will finish in a tie for third place in the NL East. Fingers crossed!
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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.