Ike Davis did not have a hit, but made 2 spectacular defensive plays.
I was at the game today, Mike Pelfrey looked awful. I was watching his bullpen, and his sinker had absolutely no movement. It showed to with his 2 homers given up. I am VERY concerned with Mike Pelfrey this season.
Juan Lagares made a great diving catch right next to my seats. It was one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed. He is a great athlete.
Daniel Murphy is a pure hitter.
Ike Davis has an incredibly high baseball IQ. He saw the runner going to 3rd base and made an incredible play that would only appeal to people who truly understand the game.
Scott Hairston went 3 for 5 with 5 RBI including a 2nd deck 3 run homer.
Daniel Murphy went 3 for 5 with a solo homer.
Jon Niese went 7 innings, gave up 2 runs (1 earned), 6 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts.
My good friend who is a diehard Phillies fan, told me that Jon Niese can not be an ace pitcher in the big leagues. He showed today, that he can dominate a lineup with consistancy. I really like Niese.
Hairston today may have made Sandy Alderson’s job about what to do with Carlos Beltran a little easier today as he exploded with 5 RBI today. The last Met in my memory to hit a 2nd deck homer was Luis Castillo…that was a funny day.
Jason Bay today was really good. He got 2 hits and a stolen base. Just one hit at a time Bay…
I don’t understand how Daniel Murphy gets so much hate. The only thing wrong with his is that he can not field for his life. He is such a good hitter and should be starting daily when Wright and Reyes return.
Capuano started and was great. He went 6 innings, let up 2 runs on 4 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 with an RBI double.
Josh Thole went 1 for 2 with a double.
Capuano was great tonight. After a rough first inning of getting the ball stung, he really settled down and kept the giants at bay. I honestly thought after the first inning tonight, he was in for a 3 or 4 inning start. Very tough loss for Capuano tonight.
All of the Mets hits tonight were 2 out doubles. Kind of strange how things work out that way.
The rules with aces are that if you don’t get to them in the first, you probably won’t get to him at all. This happened tonight as the Mets got 1 run off Lincecum in the first, however it was not enough as he shut them down for the rest of his start.
Grade for the Game: B
Congrats to Derek Jeter on his 3000th career hit and an outstanding game. Being a baseball fan, I really enjoy that type of history. Also, Jeter is one of the few Yankees I have respect for, he’s a classy guy who plays the game the right way even during the steroid era. Send all the hate you want, I am happy for Jeter.
Dillon Gee went 5 2/3 innings and let up 5 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.
Ruben Tejada went 1 for 2 with 2 walks and his first stolen base of the season.
Daniel Murphy had 2 hits.
Dillon Gee had control issues tonight. He didn’t have anything with the walks, but he threw 4 wild pitches tonight. I would be shocked if he had thrown 4 all year. His curveball looked like he could not control it. Good work though 5 today though, everything fell apart in the 6th inning.
Ruben Tejada did a real gutsy thing today and stole third down 6 with 2 outs. He made it safely, but you can’t steal 3rd down by 6. You never want to make the first or third out of an inning at third base. It is something he has to learn and I’m sure TC will talk to him about it.
Murphy has been a hits machine since he has had a full time starting job. I really like what he has done this year.
Chris Capuano went 6 great innings, gave up 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
Justin Turner went 4 for 5 with an RBI.
Reyes, Beltran, and Paulino had 2 hits each.
Angel Pagan made his return tonight and had a 2 hit game.
Izzy gave up a run in the 8th and K-Rod gave up 3 in the 9th.
Ruben Tejada went 0 f0r 3 with 16 pitch walk.
Capuano was spectacular again tonight holding the Phillies to 1 earned run while striking out 8 men in just 6 innings. He only threw 77 pitches but was pinch hit for in the middle of a rally.
The at-bat by Tejada was amazing. 16 pitches and drawing the walk is just the type of pesky hitter that he needs to be. I am very happy with his production so far.
The Mets made some amazing diving catches in the outfield today, but also botched a few balls. One was an error by Beltran and one was a ball that Murphy should have caught at first, but it got by him.
Justin Turner is a great hitter so far. I don’t know how you can take both him and Tejada out of the lineup once Wright returns. That is going to be a tough choice to make.
Angel Pagan looked like the man from 2010 today getting 2 hits in 4 at-bats. He needs to be back to that form for this team to be succesful.
Justin Turner was spectacular again knocking 3 hits including an RBI double.
Dickey looked like the man from last year going 6 innings only letting up 4 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 6.
Daniel Murphy homered tonight. A go ahead shot in the 6th.
Beltran, F-Mart, and Pridie all had hits tonight.
O’Connor, Izzy, and K-Rod all pitched scoreless innings to end it.
Don’t worry K-Rod, the saves are ok at Yankee stadium this year. Castillo is gone remember?
Dickey was phenomenal tonight getting back to what he did at his best last year. His best signs were only the 4 hits allowed and that he struck out 6 Bankee, I mean Yankee batters. His only bad mark was that homer from Texiera. IT IS HIGH IT IS FAR IT IS GONE!! OH BABY MARK SENDS A TEXT MESSAGE, YOUR ON THE MARK TEXIERA. (I couldn’t resist making fun of that ridiculous broadcaster.)
Turner may be the hottest player in the NL right now. RBIs in 6 straight games, unbelievable. Player of the week?
Murph’s homer was clutch and it got Dickey a win that he desperately needed.
Jose Reyes made an amazing game saving catch in the 5th to throw out a runner. That is why he needs to be resigned.
THE YANKEES LOSE THEEEEEEEE YANKEES LOOOOOSE! Wow I really need to stop making fun of that man….
Come into Yankee stadium and taking game one from the bombers is a huge statement from this team. And my friend whose a Red Sox fan greatly appreciated it.
First off, sorry for the lack of posting this weekend, if you followed my twitter, you would know that I was very busy all weekend. Anyways, back to baseball, Daniel Murphy walked today, I know amazing right? Actually it was weird because he walked on ball 3. After a pick off was thrown away, Murphy fouled off one 2-2 pitch and then took ball 3 and promptly flipped his bat into the dugout and walked to first base. He thought it was ball 4 and apparently so did the Astros’ Manager and all the umpires. It was the first time I’d seen it happen, but with a little research I learned it did happen more than once. Former Red Sox player Coco Crisp walked on ball 3 against the Orioles. This walk was more significant however because on the very next pitch Justin Turner blasted a 3-run homer into left to add to the lead. This might have been the strangest play this year.