Carlos Beltran went 2 for 4 with a 2 run homer to put the Mets of the board.
Jason Bay hit 2 homers today, one solo and one 3-run shot.
Mike Pelfrey pitched 6 scoreless innings and allowed 5 hits, walking 2, and striking out 2.
It is so strange how well Pelf pitches with Paulino behind the plate. He is a different looking guy. He throws inside and is so much more confident when Paulino catches him.
Who would have thought that all of the Mets offense today would be all from home runs. Kind of funny thinking how the ball doesn’t carry in LA at night and the Mets can barely hit a homer every 2 games.
Today was so good for Jason Bay. He pulled one homer and hit the other one to the opposite field. This really showed that he could be coming around as a hitter for the Mets…hopefully.
Before this offseason, they Mets had made at least one huge move each offseason. It was Jason Bay in ’09, K-Rod in ’08, and Santana in ’07, however after the 2010 season, the Mets did not make any huge moves. It was small guys like Byrdak, Carrasco, Harris, and Buchholz. Out of all of these scrappy under-the-radar guys, one player jumps out to me. Ronny Paulino. At the end of Spring Training I had expected Josh Thole to be a .300 hitter and a great bat in the 2 hole behind Jose Reyes. I expected very few strikeouts and many walks. I was wrong. Thole was great at the beginning of the year but went into a huge cold slump. This is where Paulino stepped in. He had 4 hits, including the game winner, in his first game as a Met in a huge game against Philly. Paulino has been nothing but great this year. He has been great with the pitching staff and hitting more than originally thought. We all expected high numbers against lefties for Paulino, but he is also hitting against right-handed pitching. He is hitting .336 on the season, almost .300 against RHP and almost .400 against LHP. Great move by Sandy, can’t wait to see how he handles this offseason.
Angel Pagan went 4 for 6 with 4 RBI including 2 doubles.
Daniel Murphy drove in 4 runs on 2 clutch 2 run singles with the bases loaded and 2 outs.
Jason Bay went 1 for 2 with 4 walks and an RBI single.
Wow…that is all I can say, WOW.
This team is doing everything right. They are working the count and just hitting line drives. This team is so clutch getting endless hits with 2 outs and RISP. This is the most I have enjoyed watching this team in a long time.
Pagan is starting to get some hits off of left handed pitchers, that is great for him to start getting hot.
Cap was good tonight, his only blemish was 2 Miguel Cabrera homers.
The Mets were 10-17 with 2 outs tonight, that is a huge number.
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.