26.7.08

Two Game Lead In The NL East And Counting...

Don't look now but with 5 consecutive games wherein Met starters have gone at least 7 innings, the rotation is looking like it's already gearing up for the post season.


A tip of the hat to the new gangsta of the rotation.

Last night, it was Mike Pelfrey's turn, now 7-0 with a 2.57 ERA in his last 11 starts, the most remarkable transformation of mutt to star since, I dunno, Carlos Delgado.


Kaboom! The right time to find himself...

Delgado of course, had another home run last night, his 9th in his last 25 games combined with 28 RBIs in that period.

Although many minor heroes, these were the two keys to the Mets' 7-2 win over what looks like a highly over-rated Cardinals team choking on fumes which, combined with the Braves' beating of the Phillies, increased the Mets' new lead to two games in the NL East.

Two disappointing notes. Do-Wanner Sanchez had his second consecutive miserable outing, loading the bases with none out in the 9th, similar to the opening game against the Phillies earlier this week which resulted in the Mets' only loss in their last 11 home games. Even with a big lead this is dispiriting news and brings a further sense of urgency to the need for fresh, new arm in the bullpen.

The other disappointing note is of course, that Xavier Nady and reliever Damaso Marte went from the Pirates to the Yankees. Trade deadline concerns would have been resolved then and there had they been moved to Queens in lieu of the Bronx. Bastids.

On the other hand, Mets and baseball aside...what about the rumours of Brett Favre to the Jets!

Mets and Jets World Champions!

My how giddy a little success will make one.

6 comments:

jdon said...

I think Sanchez, lacking a real fastball, has become changeup crazy and hitters have wised up. Just like with Heilman. When Heilman was a 2 pitch guy, at Peterson's insistence, he threw too many changeups. Now he has worked in his slider he is less predictable.

Jaap said...

You know jdon, if peterson's replacement weren't such a nice guy and if he weren't doing such a good job, I'd say you should be the Mets pitching coach. No shit.

Jaap said...

PS jdon, if you don't mind my asking, you've never mentioned whether or not you liked or disliked the jukebox I put on the website - feedback.

jdon said...

I like it. Sometimes I forget it is there and I think I am hearing voices.

Jaap said...

yeah, I get that sometimes too - always relieved when it turns out to be the jukebox. :)

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