Monday, September 10, 2007

Happy Recap: Mets 3 Braves 2

The final heap of dirt on the Braves coffin this season. They also tied the season series against the Braves at games each.

Oliver Perez pitched a great game, mowing down the Braves for 6 innings before tiring in the 7th and allowing a 2-run homer to Brian McCann. For the season he is 4-1 against the Braves with a 3.03 ERA. Taking out that one bad start his ERA is 1.76 in the four others.

Jose Reyes finally got something going in this game, reaching on an infield single and scoring a run in the first inning, and almost creating another Reyes run in the 6th. He walked, stole second, went to third on a bunt by Castillo and scored on a home run by David Wright.

Wright is simply on fire right now. It's not just that he's hitting home runs and driving in runs, it's when he's doing it. In close games, giving the Mets the lead. The Mets fans broke into an M-V-P! chant for Wright which is nice but I remind you that his stats are almost identical to Beltran's so it would be hard for voters to go for Wright over a candidate like Prince Fielder who doesn't have another player as good on his team, although Ryan Braun is pretty awesome.

Billy Wagner pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning for his 33rd save and his 3rd in 3 days.

The Mets have now won 9 of their last 10, their best stretch of the season.

Tim Hudson had his good sinker working at one point retiring 13 Mets in a row all on ground balls, including these 7 in a row in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings:
L Milledge grounded out to second.
O Perez grounded out to second.
J Reyes grounded out to second.
L Castillo grounded out to second.
D Wright grounded out to second.
C Beltran grounded out to second.
M Alou grounded out to second.

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Anonymous Reissberg said...

Wright's stats are not identical to Beltran. And even though they are close, the fact is he carried them through most of the season as the only healthy, consistent presence in the middle of the lineup. Plus he will get 30-30, which is sexy for MVP voters.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 11:45:00 AM  

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