3 Up, 3 Down: The World Champions Came To Town
The World Champion San Fransisco Giants were in town for a three game mid-week series with the Mets. The Giants taking the first two games on the series, with the Mets winning the Thursday afternoon game. I had a great chance to be at Citi Field for the Wednesday night game, featuring Tim Lincecum. Lincecum is one of those players I always wanted to see play in person.
1) Mike Pelfrey: Pelf earns the number slot, for his excellent start on Thursday. Pelf went 7.2 innings giving up 2 runs, (1 earned), and only four hits. Mike stepped up and acted like a “stopper” when the team needed one. A nice job.
2) Chris Capuano: Wednesday night was all about Tim Lincecum, but lets not overlook the outstanding job by Capuano. Cappy went 6.1 innings giving up 2 runs, on 8 hits. Let’s face it when your starter gives up only two runs, he should be in position to win the game.
3) The Freak: Tim Lincecum. One of the best pitchers in the game today. He struck 12 of our guys on Wednesday night. I was at the game watching Lincecum pitch, and for one of the only times I can remember, after Lincecum threw the ball, I looked at the scoreboard to check the speed. This guy is outstanding!
1) R.A. Dickey: In my very humble opinion, the shine is off the dime with R.A. Dickey. He has not looked so great so far this season. If he has a split fingernail or whatever, go on the DL and let somebody else pitch. On Tuesday Dickey went 6 innings giving up 6 runs. Unfortunately, a first inning three run homer by Carlos Beltran went to waste.
2) Mejia\Beato to the DL: Sadly Jenrry Mejia is done for the season needing MCL surgery on his right elbow. Beato who has been outstanding so far this season is on the 15 day DL with elbow tendinitis.
3) The 3H-Black Hole: Hu (.059 BA), Hairston (.167 BA), Harris (.212 BA). The Mets bench is so shallow, someone should post a “No Diving” sign. When the game is close and Terry needs a pinch hitter, he looks at these three guys and starts singing the old Pet Shop Boys song “What Have I Done to Deserve This”. Just horrible. Angel Pagan is due to come back from the DL this weekend, so we’ll see what move the Mets make, but goodness gracious, there has got to be a better solution than these three!
About the Author: Gregg Hopps
Gregg lives on Long Island, and has been a Mets fan since Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose slugged it out in the 1973 playoffs. "Keith Hernandez is the best defensive first baseman to ever have played baseball."
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