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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quick Recap of Mets-Tigers today

Game was on channel 11 today, and I got to watch the whole game. So noteworthy points.

  • 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.

1 comment:

  1. It was nice to see Mejia throw well today, but I still think he should be in the minors. Let him develop and more importantly, develop confidence.

    I am ready for the real games to start. Good thing it is only about 3 weeks or so away.