Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1 for 3 with his first homer of his career.
Daniel Murphy went 2 for 5 with a walk off RBI.
Mike Pelfrey went 5 2/3 innings let up 10 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
Mike Pelfrey looked way better that he did all of last year. His pitches had so much movement tonight and he had incredible velocity. There was one sinker he threw that was so good it was simply unfair. I am very pleased with this start from Pelfrey.
Daniel Murphy has so many haters but he is such a good player. He hits line drives and plays an adequate 2nd base.
Ruben Tejada has been a better leadoff hitter this year than Jose Reyes because of his at-bats. He has an amazing eye for the strike zone and has long turns at the plate.
I’m starting to worry about Ike Davis. Hopefully an off day tomorrow will do wonders.
The bullpen has been untouchable this year after an awful spring. Hopefully this can keep up.
Congrats to Kirk on the first career homer. I really like the player that he has a chance to become.
Ike Davis went 2 for 3 with a walk and a 3 run homer to the opposite field.
Lucas Duda had 2 hits including a long homer about 3/4 of the way off the batters eye in center field.
Mike Pelfrey went 6 innings, let up 8 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 0 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Pelfrey was using some weird new delivery today. It wasn’t a complete change, he was just putting his hands over his head in the windup. If it works, I don’t care, but he needs to figure himself out. Pelfrey only threw his sinker today, thats it. It had some good velocity, but he threw maybe 10 breaking pitches all game. I understand he needs to get a feel for his pitches, but not to that extent.
I was about to start a post on why Ike hadn’t homered yet this spring…oh well.
Lucas Duda has amazing power to all fields. The one he hit today was at least 430 ft.
Den Dekker has looked great defensively in center field. He is so comfortable out there.
Chris Schwinden went 6 innings let up 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts.
Willie Harris went 3 for 4 with his 2nd home run of the season.
Josh Satin got his first career RBIs with a 2 run double.
Chris Schwinden got into bad luck tonight. He deserved his first career win with his outing today but, I guess the stars were just not alligned for him tonight. Don’t worry however, he did get his first career hit.
Congrats to Josh Satin on his first career RBIs. Hopefully he can form to become a quality run producer.
Although he was tagged with the loss tonight, I still love Daniel Herrera but I don’t know why.
Lucas Duda hit a bomb into the upper deck of Nationals Park, a game tying shot for his 9th homer of the year.
Willie Harris hit a pinch hit 2 run single to give the Mets the lead.
In his big league debut Josh Satin went 1 for 2 with a single.
I don’t know what to say about Mike Pelfrey. The one plus over his last couple of starts have been his fastball velocity. It has been climbing back up into 95-97 range as of late. However, he still does not have a put away pitch in his arsenal. I still think he should use his curve more.
Ruben Tejada is making a case here that he can hit at this level.
Josh Stinson was great out of the bullpen again going 2 innings today showing poise as a relief pitcher.
Congrats to Josh Satin on his first big league hit.
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.