Mets Game 11: Win Over Angels

Mets 7 Angels 6

Unlikely heroes Omar Quintanilla, Anthony Recker, and John Lannan lift the New York Mets over the Whittier Angels in extra innings.

Mets Game Notes

Sorry, friends, I had neither the endurance nor the energy to watch this entire game and write a recap. So please post your notes below.

Next Mets Game

The Mets and Angels do it again at 3:30 PM RCT. Bartolo Colon faces C.J. Wilson. The way things are going I assume this one will go 18 innings.

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  1. david April 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Recker should be getting more ABs. I understand we need to let TDA grow into a MLB player, but letting Recker catch 1 out of 4 games or some extra iniings every now and again won’t hurt anyone, will it? Quintanilla is the 1 eyed King in the land of the blind known as SS for the Mets. How about a SS platoon?

  2. argonbunnies April 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I know he’s proven in larger samples that he’s not much of an asset, but WOW Quintanilla looked SO much better than Tejada on both sides of the ball.

    Valverde walking Aybar to set up the tying HR demonstrates the sort of inconsistency we should expect from him. He’s always been prone to losing it like that. He’s the sort of reliever you really want to have a safety net for. Too bad the stupid “designate one closer” mentality prevents TC from replacing Valverde if he’s struggling in that spot.