3 Up & 3 Down: The San Francisco Treat Edition
The Mets just wound up a four game weekend wrap-around series with the San Francisco Giants, winning only one of the four games. Sunday’s edition of Rain Out Theater, prompted a double-header on Monday night, with the Giants sweeping both games from the Mets. One would think with 36 plus innings of baseball played between these teams, 3 Ups would be easy, but the Mets were something awful, we had a tough time.
Mike Pelfrey: Big Pelf pitched a gem on Saturday, too bad he didn’t figure into the decision. Pelf went 8 innings giving up one run. He was pulled in the ninth inning and the Mets blew the lead, but Pelf was golden this weekend, of that there is no doubt.
Jon Niese: Jon got roughed up early in the series opener giving up three runs, but he hung tough and lasted six innings, giving up only those runs and nothing more. More importantly he pitched deep into the game and prevented further damage.
The Giants Starters: We loathe giving the opposition props, but the Giants’ starting pitching, with possibly the exception of Barry Zito were pretty solid. After watching this series I have come to the conclusion that either the Giants starting pitchers are really good, or the Mets offense is in big trouble.
Ike the Rally Killer: Ike left 11 men on base during Monday’s doubleheader, including doing nothing, nada, zip with the bases loaded THREE times. One of my fellow writers here at MMO points out the Mets have four first basemen. Well, maybe can they find one who can hit?
The Black Hole: With the exception of Josh Thole, and sometimes Kirk Nieuwenhuis, that would be the Mets line-up after David Wright. Ike, Duda, Bay, all have done nothing so far this season. The Mets front office really needs to sit down and make some tough choices, especially regarding Bay & Duda.
Collins Pulling Pelf: I hate to disagree with Terry Collins, but he should have left Pelf in to finish the game on Saturday, he earned the right to notch a complete game victory which would have been a huge confidence booster for Pelf’s somewhat fragile psyche.
One of the most popular Mets in franchise history returns to New York with the Marlins for night games Tuesday & Wednesday and a matinee on Thursday. Lets Go Mets!!
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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