Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Recap: Mets 8 Dodgers 4

Things are really starting to build for the Mets. But the biggest thing is, their luck has turned around. But it's not just luck, you need to capitalize on your luck as well. It's better to be lucky than good but really good teams have to be both.

For example, the Mets got a huge break on the catcher's interference call allowing Vargas to reach, but they still need 2-out hits from Reyes and Castillo to turn it into anything, and then a home run by Wright to turn it into something big.

Jose Reyes claps while scoring on an errant throw

David Wright's 2 homers and 4 RBI gave him 40 RBI on the season, putting him in the top 10 in the majors.

David Wright's second 2-run homer of the night but the capper on a big inning

Horrible job by SNY during that play though. They went to commercial after they thought Vargas made out, then came back after Reyes singled, and never mentioned what happened. It was only after several more plays the Gary Cohen mentioned the catcher's interference.

Why have Mets pitchers been giving up so many home runs at Shea Stadium? It should be a pitcher's park.

Notice how much better Willie Randolph has been using the bullpen since they've started getting people out. Using the bullpen is impossible for a manager when the guys aren't going well, but when everyone you bring in is getting people out, it makes the manager look like a genius.

Another great game by Endy Chavez. He got that broken bat hit where he basically threw his bat, but the even bigger play was nailing Pierre at the plate in the first inning. He caught it in perfect position to throw and made a perfect throw, low and on the bounce. And Schneider did a perfect job blocking the plate. Pierre never got his hand in, he was 100% out.

Remember one thing about this Mets mini-run. They still need to get 3 more wins in a row just to get back to where they were before the losing streak. And even that would mean only going .500 over a 14 game span. There is still a lot of work left to do and what they really need is a stretch where they go 20-10 over 30 games or something like that.

I'm excited to see Clayton Kershaw pitch but a little nervous given the Mets inauspicious track record against pitchers they've never seen before.

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Anonymous jleary said...

People are saying with CitiField built up behind makes the balls fly alittle bit more than in the past, which accounts for the more homeruns....except that the mets arent hitting them

Friday, May 30, 2008 6:38:00 AM  

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