I don’t know who those players were out there last night, but I liked them! The Mets came out swinging in the Bronx last night sending Phelps packing in the 1st inning after scoring 5 runs off him. I don’t know what it is about the Yankees, but the Mets have been rising to the occasion during this series, especially last night. They were getting hits, scoring runs, taking advantage of situations such as Nunez‘s key error in the 1st off a Byrd grounder that should have been an inning ending double play. And two players who had Las Vegas tickets being printed up for them came up with hits to contribute to the offense. Tejada started off the inning with a single and scored our first run and Ike Davis gave us a 2 RBI single. Now I’m not saying they shouldn’t be demoted because that was Tejada’s only hit finishing 1 for 5 and made a defensive blunder that extended an inning and Hefner‘s stat line. And Davis hit another single in the 5th giving him a slight edge as he finished 2 for 5. But it was good to see them get in on the action.
Another Met on the list for a possible demotion once Wheeler comes up, Jeremy Hefner, finally recorded his 1st win of the season as he pitched 6 innings of three-run ball. Although his record should be better considering he has pitched some games very well, Hefner is still on the chopping block, most likely going up against Dillon Gee. Granted both are not doing too well this season, it will be interesting to see what the Mets will do within the next few weeks.
The Mets finished last night’s game 9-4 after a homer from Byrd, a two-run double from Duda, and a RBI single from Ankiel. But more than anything, it’s exciting to see your team win with all of its players contributing, especially against their rivals. The Mets have won their last 4 and its been a great 4 days for baseball! HAHA
There are glaring, critical eyes on this team and I don’t know what the future holds, but changes need to be made. Let’s see if the Mets can do that.
TEJADA ON DL:: After suffering a right quad strain, Tejada was placed on the DL. Maybe this is a good thing since he’s been struggling so heavily. The Mets recalled Omar Quintanilla from Triple-A Las Vegas, but he will mostly platoon and not play against lefties.
NEXT UP:: Mets finish their series with the Yankees tonight at 7:05PM in the Bronx as Dillon Gee goes up against Vidal Nuno. LGM!