Mets Game 90: Win Over Braves

Mets 8 Braves 3

Mets lambast Braves, and well on their way toward sweeping the series and making a big run for the postseason.

Mets Game Notes

I have to admit that work prevented me from seeing all but the final six outs of the ballgame, so you’ll have to fill me in on all the good stuff. But I have a funny feeling that one day, late in September or early October, we’ll be looking back at this series as the turning point in the Mets season — the series when the magic returned, they became amazin’ again, and stormed their way into the postseason.

Or not. We’ll find out eventually.

By the way, there’s a good chance I don’t write any post-game recaps until after the All-Star Exhibition, as my job is my priority right now and I’m busy first with a national sales meeting and then a business trip. However I will try to post something somewhat relevant, if not brief recaps. I appreciate your patience and even more appreciate your filling in the gaps in my semi-absence.

Next Mets Game

Mets and Braves do it again on Wednesday at 7:10 PM. Dillon Gee takes the hill against Ervin Santana.

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. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Jim Lawlor July 9, 2014 at 9:25 am
    DeGrom was filthy, the ump had a generous strike zone and the Mets put some good swings on the Braves’ ace, who was clearly not at his best. Murphy and Wright made nice defensive plays as DeGrom’s tank was on empty. It was a good team win. BTW, Braves’ catcher Bethancourt might have the best arm in the NL. That organization continues to find talent and re-stock. The Mets should be embarrassed. I do like that the Mets announcers are not afraid to praise another organization, even when that reflects badly on the Mets. You do have to wonder about the choice in manager for the Braves though.
  2. CleonJames July 9, 2014 at 10:39 am
    I hardly recognized my Metsies last night. Everyone in the lineup with a hit? Lots of extra base hits? DeGrom masterful? Good defense? Now they just need a split of the final two games to take the series against the much much much hated Braves. Oh how I hate those Braves! Can the Mets do it? Can there be meaningful games in August? I can just see Matt Harvey coming off the DL in his superman uniform on August 31 with the Mets 2 games out of a wild card spot. (Not.)
  3. DaveSchneck July 9, 2014 at 11:33 am
    Joe,
    deGrom certainly was impressive, especially on the back end of consecutive starts against the same team, which is usually challenging. Looking at his body of work since being called up, and not just at last night, I may rank him ahead of Wheeler on the depth chart. Wheeler may flash more electric stuff at times, but he is still quite wild and inconsistent. deGrom impresses with his mound presence and execution of gameplan. He sure looks like he knows how to pitch, and can ratchet it up when needed. That is a great combo at his age. And, he can handle the stick too. Looks like a keeper to me.
    • CleonJames July 10, 2014 at 9:05 am
      Nice analysis. I didn’t think of deGrom as ahead of Wheeler but now I’m rethinking that. Wheeler reminds me a little of young Koufax or Ryan, not that his stuff is quite that great, but that it seems he will need 3 or 4 years to harness his stuff.
  4. friend July 10, 2014 at 11:36 am
    News From The OQ

    Apparently, OQ is now a pitcher?

    Spoiler below!

    OQ = Omar Quintanilla