Mets Game 60: Win Over Cardinals

Mets 5 Cardinals 1

Dillon Gee hurls his third straight stellar performance, and it comes against the mighty Redbirds.

Mets Game Notes

Due to a work thing, I missed this game. I heard Gee pitched well, Lucas Duda went yard, and Daniel Murphy made no errors. Fill me in on the rest in the comments, thanks.

Next Mets Game

The final game is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. and pits Matt Harvey vs. Adam Wainwright. However, the forecast calls for nasty weather, so we’ll see if they get the game in. On Friday, the Mets begin a three-game set hosting the Cubs.

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  1. Dan B June 13, 2013 at 7:55 am
    So, do you send Hefner to the minors when Wheeler gets here or to the bullpen?
    • Dave June 13, 2013 at 8:14 am
      Has to be the bullpen, right? He has experience pitching from there and even if he’s their sixth best starter he’s better than anyone in the bullpen except (maybe) Parnell. He can get lefties and righties out, put him in the pen and let him pitch 2+ innings every 3rd game (aka the one the Mets have a chance to win) as a bridge between the starters and Parnell.
    • Joe June 13, 2013 at 11:03 am
      Well, with all these rainouts, they will need a 6th starter repeatedly anyway, probably. Also, you do need a long man. Past experience makes me a bit wary about how he would do in this role, especially if he doesn’t pitch that much. But, if Edgin is the sort of person is going to fill your back-end, it is not like he is costing essential space in the bullpen. Still, he very well might best be pitching every fifth day.
    • Joe June 13, 2013 at 11:06 am
      Key spot was the sixth when he gave up a run but held on. Also, the 7th, when he got two outs, not a third, but the Mets didn’t give up any more runs. Cards (praised for their “Cardinals way”) made some mistakes, including letting Murphy score from first base. This is the sort of game the Mets will win. When they win games like the one they blew for Hefner consistently, they will have a shot at going .500.
  2. Izzy June 13, 2013 at 8:45 am
    Mets won , the fish, who we are told are much better than the Mets, lost, Alderson and BABA dreams of 3 1 pick fade a little. Must be Omar’s fault.
  3. Walnutz15 June 13, 2013 at 10:40 am
    Was nice to see Wright get it out of one of the deepest part of the park last night.

    Would love to see him go on a power surge, even if it’s in an “eff it, I’m bustin’ loose” capacity…

    Been reading a lot about how “smart “of a baserunning decision Murphy made last night.

    That’s all Teufel there, smartly taking advantage of what he saw developing. Beltran surely took his time, and didn’t waste any effort by literally lobbing the ball back into the infield.

    Maybe King Kong Bundy gets thrown out at the plate, there — but anyone going 1st to 3rd, regardless……with their 3rd base coach picking up on that from Jump Street, scores on that ball.

    Murph excels in scenarios that don’t require him to think on the basepaths, and he didn’t have to put an ounce of it into that play.

    Also enjoyed reading the latest Met-drama story, from that idiot the NYDN employs:

    “Baxter’s wife is 9 mos pregnant.. Some Met players were livid that Valdespin is still here and Baxter was sent down.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/baseballinsider/2013/06/for-ny-mets-mike-baxter-demotion-brings-special-complications-mets-win-and-g

    Believe me, I feel for the situation that was just created for the Baxter FAMILY. However, I couldn’t care less about any of the sentiment resounding from this, from a baseball perspective.

    Makes me chuckle that we now have an officially-named Captain, yet still see this kind of thing in the press — maybe even more than we had in years past.

    (Seems as though Martino has Rubin by a smidge in terms of competing for beat writer “drama queen” of the year, though — at least Rubin’s informative. Martino’s the worst-employed hack I’ve seen in the NY media for quite some time now.)

    Memo to whoever’s “livid” —

    Mike Baxter is a AAAA player, who brings very little to the table.

    Younger, more athletic options – who can play the infield, in addition to the outfield should at least be given a stretch of playing time that has already been afforded to a guy like Baxter.

    Overall, it’s too bad for Baxter and his wife……I’m not that cold-hearted. But from a baseball perspective?

    Get over it.