- Oliver Perez had 3 1,2,3 innings, and was throwing 90-92 MPH. Didn't allow a hit in 4 innings of work, and stranded 2 walks in the 3rd inning.
- Hisanori Takahashi threw 3 solid innings, striking out 3 and allowing a rope to Maglio Ordonez for his only hit allowed. He is looking very likely to grab a spot on the opening day roster (he isn't on the 40-man roster right now, but the Mets have an open spot to do the release of Jay Marshall). Although Keith Hernandez was glamoring for a 2nd lefty out of the bullpen today on the broadcast, Takahashi is not a lefty specialist as I've noted numerous times. But he has great control and has been effective thus far in multiple innings.
- The Mets bats were shut down by Max Scherzer , who was throwing very hard (hit 96 mph), and overpowered hitters, striking out 5, and only allowing a flair by Luis Castillo.
- The bats finally woke up and exploded for 4 HRs in the 7th inning, although 3 were wind-aided (D Wright to RF, D Murphy to RF, and J Bay to RF). Gary Matthews Jr hit a bomb to straight away CF for a HR. All these came against Tigers frame-throwing reliever Ryan Perry.
- Fernando Martinez had a line drive base hit in his only at bat and continues to swing the bat well.
- J Mejia threw 2 impressive innings again to close out the game, but did allow 3 hits and 1 run, while striking out 3.
- He had a number of filthy pitches, with batters flinching and backing away.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Game was on channel 11 today, and I got to watch the whole game. So noteworthy points.
Posted by Anthony at 4:03 PM