I meant to post this around the all-star break, but honestly I forgot about it.
In July, it clicked with me that Piazza will soon try to manage a big league club, hopefully the Mets. I got this impression in the 2009 world baseball classic when he managed team Italy. He wanted to manage a team and that was his first chance. Also, he has stayed very much in contact with MLB. He has been in the legends game every year and more significantly managed the futures game—in a Mets cap. Oh and remember what happened in this futures game? He brought in Mets prospect pitcher Matt Harvey to get the save. Furthermore, think about what type of players make the best managers. That’s right, catchers. All of this points to Piazza wanting to manage the a big league club preferably the Mets in the future.
Angel Pagan went 3 for 5 including a go-ahead 2 run homer off K-Rod to give the Mets the lead.
Jason Isringhausen went 0 innings let up 1 hit, 4 runs and 3 walks to the Brewers in his worst Met outing.
Ruben Tejada went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI.
This game WAS arguably the game of the year that is until the 9th inning came along. K-Rod comes in and struggles against his old team. You could not write a better script than that…for a while that is.
I feel bad for Izzy.Everyone now is going to question, is this guy done and can he pitch anymore. He is fine. He had ONE bad outing. I felt bad for him as he was booed off the field.
Chris Capuano today was not AS bad as his line showed today. He made 3 bad pitches (arguably 2) and they all landed in the seats. I do believe, however that Braun’s HR was not a bad pitch at all.
Ruben Tejada has been tearing the cover off the ball since his re-call.
Ruben Tejada went 2 for 3 with a 2 run double tonight.
Mike Pelfrey went 4 alright innings although he left in the 5th after getting a ball off of his pitching elbow.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am sick of the inconsistency that Mike Pelfrey brings to the ball park. I understand that tonight he got injured but still some nights he will look like an ace and others he will look like garbage. I don’t understand.
Mike Baxter has been a great spark since he became a Met. Yes I do understand that it has been a short sample size but I can see him getting a ton of playing time in right for the rest of the year.
Beato and Parnell both looked good tonight. Parnell pitched a scoreless inning and Beato gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work tonight.
Jason Bay 1 for 3 with an RBI double, his first double in 186 at-bats.
Daniel Murphy hit 2 doubles including a go-ahead 2 run double.
Dickey pitched into the 7th inning and let up 2 runs while striking out 7.
Dickey was great tonight. He had good control all night and kept the reds hitters off balance.
Murphy is such a good hitter. What I like the most about him is that he drives pitches where they are in the zone. For your second year in the league, it is very impressive that he can perform like this.