Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:03 AM
EY is now 7 for his last 19 in the past 5 games, which is bad. That means he's probably bought himself at least another month of relevancy, maybe more.
Last night's offensive "outburst" (9 hits as the Mets batted .250 as a team) raised the Met team batting average to .198 and the team OB% to .273. Gary and Ron talked about how Sandy likes players who get on base a lot, and how it's an organizational mantra. Would've been nice if they wondered aloud why Sandy never seems to bring in players who actually show that ability.
re: Mejia...the walks are worrisome, in spite of some other numbers looking good. His major-league walk rate is no real benchmark, because it's all based on small, almost random samples. Last year is the one that's starting to look flukey (and it's also the stretch that brought his major-league walk rate down to 3.87 in the first place), in terms of him having good control. I know sabes guys tend to love Ks over everything else, but I like guys who throw strikes and don't labor. Five innings of four-run and four-BB ball isn't really much to get excited over. It's only two starts, so I'm not worried yet. It was important for Mejia to get this chance and not get hurt, and so far, so good.
Anytime this team can take two out of three at Turner, you have to be thrilled with it. '7' is right about the Braves, at least right now...the Mets have scored 34 runs in 9 games, and it feels like they struggle to score. Atlanta has scored 23 runs in their 9 games. Yikes.
And I'm sorry, Gary and Ron are 100% right...why the hell wasn't this an afternoon game, with the Mets having to go to Anaheim? Ridiculous.
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