Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Happy Recap: Mets 4 Brewers 2

Carlos Delgado is absolutely unbelievable right now. For the third time in 2 weeks he got an absolutely huge late game hit to turn a likely loss into a win. His turnaround is just incredible.

I said through most of the early part of the season that the Mets struggles were mostly caused by lack of timely hitting. Well, they are certainly starting to get timely hitting now. Three of the last four wins have come on huge late game home runs that turned deficits into leads.

Delgado is awesome

Excellent performance by Johan Santana, after the first inning he was dominant, striking out nearly everyone, and I think he might have gotten out of that mess in the 6th had it not been for that balk. Which was a good call by the way.

The Mets dodged a major bullet when Ben Sheets left the game.

The bullpen was also excellent and Feliciano and Joe Smith struck out all 3 batters they faced. Hopefully they can excel in reduced roles.

And Luis Ayala racking up another save. They are going need him to continue to nail down that closer's role.

Carlos Beltran has two more hits, but let's hope he wasn't seriously hurt when he slid into the umpire.

carlos beltran takes out the home plate umpire

What is wrong with David Wright? He struck out again with a man on third and only one out. Then he struck out with a man on second and nobody out. In man on third, fewer than 2 out situation he has 9 sacrifice flies, and 9 strikeouts.

Why was Daniel Murphy bunting in the first inning? What a horrible decision. It's too early to play for one run and worst-case a lefty should be able to make an out to the right side that gets Reyes to third.

Here are the stats on Delgado's turnaround:
Before June 26: 280 at bats, 11 homers, 35 RBI, .232 BA, .304 OBP, .400 SLUG
After June 26: 225 at bats, 20 homers, 60 RBI, .298 BA, .385 OBP, .627 SLUG

Delgado has done this home run trot 20 times since June 26

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Anonymous bobby v said...

is it too coincidental that he started going off a week after Wille was fired?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 7:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Jerry Manuel said...

I bunt Murphy in the 1st because with Johan and Sheets on the mound 1 run may hold up.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 9:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Tim Kirkjian said...

Delgado will be top 5 in the NL MVP voting... Think about it

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

1) He may have hated Willie but I don't think he was tanking. Maybe he changed his approach when the new staff came aboard, same as Pelfrey and Perez did, though less obvious with hitters than pitchers.

2) One run probably isn't going to hold up, and I'd suggest a better way to get it is to let Murphy swing away.

3) There's a real possibility that with another good month Delgado could be top 5 in the NL in homers and RBI. Top 5 in MVP voting, unlikely, but it's amazing how far he's come.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:31:00 AM  

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