I am no expert, insider, or 10 year Mets blogger. I am a fan…a really pissed off fan. Unless he comes out and explains something I have essentially lost all respect for Fred Wilpon. No matter how mad you are at how your team is playing you do not come out and call everyone on your team shit. Apologies for the language, but that is what he said. He called the team he owns complete garbage. He went out and for absolutely no reason said that David Wright—the 5 time all-star who played hurt—is not a superstar.
I mean, we are all angry when the team isn’t playing well and say things we don’t mean, but Wilpon went and talked to this reporter multiple times. Did Wilpon think this article would not be published because he was going to be raptured? There is just no excuse for this. This team is not that bad; we have Ike, Beato, and a great and underrated minor league squad.
I don’t know about you guys but I am offended by these comments. I consider myself a die-hard and the owner called the team I live and die for crap. Neither Terry nor Wright would comment on what happened and would not back Fred. The fact that he could say such things makes me think he’s close to a sale of the team. There is no reason anybody should call their own players garbage because they will not want to win for you. Thanks Fred, as of right now, you don’t deserve this team and don’t sound like you want it. Also, you probably drove David Wright away from New York. I am angry as hell at Fred and just can’t believe he would make such out-of-line comments.
Yes this is a rant—I am a fan and it’s what I think. As a fan, I no longer want that man near my favorite team.
Mike Pelfrey went 6 2/3 innings and let up 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. He also hit an RBI double from the plate.
Ike Davis had a hit which what a 2 run single in the 1st.
Izzy, Byrdak, and K-Rod all pitched scoreless outings tonight.
Jose Reyes hit a double while Paulino and Turner had base hits.
Daniel Murphy had 2 hits tonight.
Mike Pelfrey had a great outing tonight as he controlled all of his pitches. I am still personally not a fan of Mike Pelfrey, but he pitched well tonight and got the win.The runs he gave up were all on solo homers.
Now here is the play that I had a problem with. The play that Ike got hurt. Ike and Wright collided on a ball that was popped in the air in front of the pitchers mound. Ike hurt his calf, however the collision was not the problem to me. Pelfrey was the problem. Pelfrey should have either fielded the ball OR helped Ike and Wright out and told them they were near eachother. What did he do? He stood there, and watched. Help out your team mates Pelf.
Tim Byrdak pitched great as he got Helton on a 3 pitch strikeout to end the 8th.
What a strange at bat right after the rain delay. The at-bat consisted of 2 pitchers, and 2 hitters. It was Pelfrey vs. Fowler before the rain delay, then after it was Izzy vs. Fowler. Fowler fouled a ball off his knee and came out of the game so it was Izzy vs. Spilborghs in one at bat. Weird Stuff.
When I say David Wright and good play, most people think of the barehanded play on a slow ground ball. You would be half right to say that. Here is a barehanded play from Wright against the Padres, although the ball was not hit on the ground….
Mike Pelfrey started and posted a line of 7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Ike Davis hit a go ahead 2 run home run in the 7th inning that just cleared the orange line in center field.
Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 with an RBI single.
Jason Bay hit a double and struck out twice.
Reyes, Murphy, and Nickeas also had hits tonight.
Wright went o for 2 with 2 walks and a steal.
Izzy pitched a scoreless 8th and K-Rod pitched a scoreless 9th to get the save.
This was a huge start for Mike Pelfrey, after runners were on first and third with nobody out to start the game, he retired the side without a run scoring including a strikeout of Justin Upton. This was also a team that he has never beat, until tonight. He looked so much better tonight than he has all of this year. Hopefully this will stay.
Ike has been such a clutch hitter all year hitting a huge homer to straight away center field. He is leading the Mets in RBI this season.
This lineup looks more confident with Bay in that they feel they can score whenever. Hopefully Bay can show us some power this year.
Izzy has been a force in the ‘pen this year showing that he is not done yet in the majors.
Jason Bay made his season debut and hit a double and score 2 runs.
Chris Capuano started and went 7 innings and let up 6 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
Buchholz pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief while striking out 2.
Mike Nickeas, David Wright, and Ike Davis all launched solo homers.
Wright broke out of his slump going 2 for 3.
Beltran and Turner also had hits.
Jason Bay looked good hitting the double in his return, the one problem still is the two strikeouts.
Capuano gave the Mets exactly what they needed going 7 strong innings and not walking many. Buchholz also pitched well to save the others in the ‘pen.
Ike’s homer was a BOMB. I mean it went way over the apple to straight away center. That’s why I love him.
Congrats to Mike Nickeas on his first big league homer. Love the silent treatment after he hit it.
It was great to see David hit well tonight, hopefully this will get him going.
The Mets need to play like this every night in order to get wins. They turned double plays, did not strand runners, and got outs. They made no errors and had a solid defense. This is they type of talent this team has to go out there and do this nightly. Good job guys.