Over the weekend there were a lot of injuries that happened to the Mets but since I had no internet, I wasn’t able to blog about them. Here is a list of injuries:
Last night the Mets beat the Nationals 4-3 at Citi Field.
- The Mets had 11 hits.
- The Mets were 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position.
- Johan went 5 shutout but then gave up a home run to Nick Johnson in the 6th.
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA J Santana 6.0 6 1 1 1 10 1 104-78 0.70
- Bobby Parnell then came in for 2/3 of a inning and Feliciano finished the 7th.
- J.J. Putz then pitched the 8th scoreless.
- Franky Rodriguez then came in for the 9th and gave up a 2 run home run but was then able to hold the lead.
- The bullpen’s line was this:
Bullpen IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA R Parnell (H, 3) 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 18-13 2.08 P Feliciano (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5-3 4.50 J Putz (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-9 3.00 F Rodriguez (S, 4) 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 22-14 2.70 Totals 6.0 3 2 2 0 4 1 55-39
I will not be writing up a postgame report because I wasn’t able to watch most of the game and if was not a good game for the Mets. I will write this though:
- Livan Hernandez gave up 5 runs in 5 innings of work.
- Sean Green gave up 5 runs in 2 innings of work.
- Anyone who thought that Livan has constituency was really wrong.
- Livan is not a very good pitcher.
- The Mets bullpen can’t be trusted other than Franky and Putz.
- The Mets did almost rally to come back in the 8th but it wasn’t enough.
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 my post today about Wagner, I said that Wagner was throwing today. The question is: How will he do and in what roll?
- Wagner most likely won’t be with the team next year and wants to prove that he is good to other teams.
- (Hopefully more importantly) he wants to win a World Series.
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.
Today in Cincinnati, the Mets beat the Reds 2-1.
- Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer and then later drove in the 2nd run.
- Ryan Church was 2 for 4 with a stolen base.
- Carlos Delgado was 2 for 4 with a walk.
- As a team the mets left 12 men on base. (not good)
- Johan Santana went 5 2/3 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, struck out 7 but walked 4. He was removed after throwing 99 pitches.
- Sean Green relived Johan and threw a perfect 1 1/3 innings.
- J.J. Putz then pitched the 8th. He walked 11 and struck out 1.
- K-Rod (but would like to be called Franky Rodrigez) pitched a perfect 9th, striking out 1 and earning his first save.