Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:50 AM
Re: Wright, that's what's frustrating about him, and that's why guys like Francesca go on rants about how he doesn't seem to get big hits in big spots...people don't pull this perception out of thin air. Yes, Wright is clearly the best position player on the Mets right now (not that he has much in the way of real competition). But this was a spot where he didn't even have to come up with a hit...just get the damned runner home from third! Nope...strike one, strike two, and strike three, and even more maddening is that it didn't come as that big of a surprise, because Wright does that. You know if that was Chipper Jones against the Mets, he gets that run home one way or another.
Exhibit A (among others) as to why David, despite sabes or traditional numbers, is not (and will never be) a "THE MAN" type. Like I've said repeatedly...no one's afraid of him in a big spot. Good-to-very-good player, yes. Nothing more.
'7', in fairness, I wouldn't be so quick to bail on this series...Mets have really been a solid team record-wise for a while now (18-12 in their last 30, 26-23 in their last 49). The fact that they fell so many games under .500 to start the season seems to ensure that the overall record will remain ugly, but they've been surprisingly decent for almost a third of a full season.
Hard to believe Gee's ERA is down to 4.07...on May 25 it was 6.35. This was a guy who looked like he should lose his spot in the rotation not so long ago.
Speaking of ERAs...poor Hef. His really took a beating with that last start. From 3.33 to 3.93. Almost doesn't seem fair.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 23 July 2013 - 06:18 AM.
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