On Wednesday, manager Jerry Manual made a interesting move in batting Daniel Murphy 3rd with Carlos Delgado hurt. Wednesday’s lineup was this:
Wright or Beltan
Today the Mets won in dramatic fashion against the Brewers at Citi Field.
- The Mets scored 3 runs in the first inning.
- Gary Sheffield hit home run number 500 in his career and was the first Mets player to ever hit their 500th career home run in a Mets uniform.
- In the 9th, Carlos Delgado leads off with a double. Then Carlos Beltran strikes out. Then Ryan Church is intentionally walked which brings up the catcher, Omir Santos, who came in when they pinch hit for Castro due to Schnieder going on the DL. Santos hits a ground ball so lightly hit that it isn’t a double play.
- Then Luis Castillo comes up and hits a infield hit to J.J. Hardy and Delgado scores.
- Livan Hernandez was great the first time through the order but ran into trouble in the 5th and 6th. He gave up 4 runs through 5+.
- The bullpen didn’t give up a run after that.
- It only took J.J. Putz, 11 pitches to get through the 9th and earn the win.
In today’s Daily Scouting Report, I will talk about what it would be like if Jackie Robinson was still alive.
- He would be 90.
- Most likely, Major League Baseball would not have retired his number on every team.
- Most likely, Citi Field doesn’t have a Jackie Robinson Rotunda,
- He would be harassed by the media today.
- African Americans probably wouldn’t play in any sport which would make basketball very different.
- Hispanics might not be allowed in the MLB which would mean that:
- No Jose Reyes
- No Johan Santana
- No Franky Rodriguez
- No Carlos Delgado
- No Oliver Perez (who I still trust)
- No Livan Hernandez
- No Carlos Beltran
- No Gary Sheffield
In a long game last night the Mets beat the Reds 9-7 at Great American Ballpark.
Presented from ESPN.
At the Plate:
- Carlos Delgado was 2 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBIs (not by a Grand Slam)
- Carlos Beltran was 2 for 4 with a walk and 2 RBIs.
- Brian Schneider was 2 for 4 with a walk and 3 RBIs. All of which came in the 7th inning when Schneider broke the game open with a 3 RBI double.
- Mike Pelfrey started and went 5 innings. He gave up 4 runs, all of which were in the first. He walked 4, struck out 2 and ended up throwing 104 pitches (56 strikes)
- Bobby Parnell followed by throwing a no hit scoreless inning although walking 2. Parnell might have pitched another inning but the Mets hit so well the following inning that they had to pinch hit for Parnell.
- Pedro Feliciano followed and threw 2/3 of a inning giving up 2 runs.
- Sean Green then game in to bail out Feliciano and he did that in one batter.
- J.J. Putz then came in to pitch the 8th and he gave up his first run of the season.
- Frankie Rodreiguez then came in for the 9th and had some control issues. He went 2-0 on every batter he faced. Frankie ended up throwing 30 pitches in his 1 inning of work. More on that later in the post.
I am giving it to Carlos Delgado for his 4 RBIs although it could have easily gone to Carlos Beltran or Brian Schneider.
Today at 1 PM Oliver Perez will take the mound on SNY.
Here is the lineup for the 2nd exhibition game vs. the Red Sox.
Sorry for no pre-game post.
- Oliver Perez was shacking giving up 6 runs on 3 and 2/3 innings of work. Not a good sign at all.
- Carlos Muniz, Elmer Dessens and Bobby Parnell all pitched scoreless innings but Ron Villone was in the middle of them giving up 4 runs on his inning of work and also getting the lose. Brian Stokes also finished the game with 2 scoreless innings. Villone won’t make the team but it is a good sign that Parnell is doing well.
- Carlos Beltran was 2 for 3 with a RBI in his first game back from the WBC while Carlos Delgado was 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game back.
- Fernando Tatis was 3 for 3 and is hitting .408 this spring in his bid for playing time this year.