David Wright Rules
SIX RBI's! The dude had four coming into today. Obviously the news of his two good buddies getting traded is not affecting his play. He was 3 for 5 overall with two doubles and a homerun while leaving no runners on base. I could have used some really bad titles like The Wright Stuff or Wright is all Right, but I'll leave those to the newspapers.
"It was a good at-bat," Wright said. "I was down in the count and battled. It was a breaking ball. I relaxed and it felt good."
Um, too much hanging out with Howe after that battled comment.
It was good game overall for the offense and a lot of different people contributed. Victor threw a ton of pitches (62 strikes and 52 balls) in 5 1/3 innings, walked three, K'd seven, and gave up four earned runs. The last runs he gave up were not helped by the error, so I'll give him a pass. I will reserve judgment since I did not visually see the game since I was at work. My overly optimistic friend who thought Benson looked great in his first appearance said Zambrano looked good too. However, I'm not sure he is the most reliable guy since he convinces me every year the Mets are going all the way. If anyone actually saw the game, let me know how he looked, I am pretty damn curious to get some unbiased views. I will say this though, I was following the game on CBS Sportsline and there were a lot of swinging strikes on balls below the strike zone which was from this hard sinker I presume.
However, if I were a hitter and I knew he throws a lot of balls, and most of his strikes were balls out of the zone that batters fish for, why even swing at all? That is probably and oversimplification of the situation, but I saw a few people go down 0-2 on two balls out of the zone.
Game 1 is Morris vs. Glavine
Game 2 is Williams vs. Benson
Game 3 is Marquis vs. Leiter
The Mets are throwing out three pretty damn good arms, let's see what they can do. With Houston looming in the distance as the Mets next series, they need to avoid rolling over and playing dead this series. Isn't it annoying when I point out the painful obvious?
But really weird thing is that ChiSox picked up the same two guys this year around the trading deadline that they picked up last year.