If you don’t know the news of Osama bin Laden by now, well how can you not have? It is everywhere. Osama bin Laden is dead. U.S navy seals shot in Pakistan. President Obama announced the news at 11:30 last night, and in my opinion did a flawless job with the entire operation. Now here is the thing, the Mets and Phillies was the only game that night during the time the news about Osama. The crowds were chanting U-S-A and the players did not know until deep into this 14 inning game. The crowds united and no body cared about what was going on in the game. We were one family of Americans being joyful of the death of a terrorist who mass murdered thousands of people. To me, the Mets were going to win this game no matter what. Sort of like the feeling on September 21, 2001 when Piazza hit the game winning homer. Honestly, I did not care who won this game. I actually did not watch the game while waiting for Obama’s speech. No body was. It was just a joyful night all around the US. The Phillies fans actually did something right that night. Anyways here are some stats and regular post game numbers, the opinion was just first today.
Ronny Paulino got 5 hits including the game winning double.
Chris Young went 7 innings and allowed just 2 hits to the Phillies. He seems to pitch very well against them.
I think Chris could be the steal of the off season. He is a great pitcher and he proved that while he was healthy last year. He went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in 20 innings of work. This guy got 1M on a one year deal. If he pitches just 6-7 starts for the team then I think he earned his money. However, I expect much more out of him in 2011 on and off the field. He is a perfect pitcher for Citi Field. A flyball pitcher in a pitchers ball park, I think he will do great. Also, I expect him to mentor Mike Pelfrey off the field. A veteran right handed pitcher whose bread and butter pitch is their fastball, I expect Pelfrey to follow Young wherever he goes. It is also the mental consideration for Young. This may be a make or break career year for him. If Young does bad, or gets hurt again, I would not be surprised if he retired. I expect Young to be a quality pitcher until Johan returns.