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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mets Win, 10 games over .500

The Mets offense erupted against the Tigers bullpen after the rain delay (but even hit and made Verlander work before he exited), scoring 14 runs in the first six innings of the game, and winning in a rout 14-6.

Jerry Manuel sent Jon Niese back to the mound after over an hour and a half elapsed after a rain delay and a long Mets offensive inning, for the sole fact he wanted to get him a win. Personal stat versus the greater concern for a young man's career, risking injury in the process. Have we seen a blatant disregard for a young pitcher's best long-term interest put on the back-burner for short-term gratification any other time so far this year?

  • When you score 14 runs, it's pretty easy to accumulate stats.
    • Reyes 3-6, 3 runs scored
    • Pagan 4-6, 3 runs, 4 rbi's
    • D Wright 3-3, 2 walks, 3 runs, 2 rbi's
    • I Davis 3-6, 3 rbi's
    • J Bay 1-2, 2 walks, 2 rbi's
  • Verlander wasn't sharp, throwing 2+ innings, 5 hits, 3 walks, 5 earned runs (3 inherited runs scored)
  • Niese threw well the 1st 3 innings, but then allowed 9 base runners and only retired 5 hitters after the rain delay.
    • Just asking why the need was there to send him out there after a rain delay and 90 minutes since he threw his last pitch, especially since it was 10-0  (not that the score should influence this decision).
 Star of the Game: A Pagan

Dickey vs Bonderman tomorrow, 7:10 start

1 comment:

  1. Great way to start the home stand. I got a littler nervous there in the 5th with Jerry keeping Niese in. I wanted him to get through the inning, but it was starting to get a little too close! Hopefully they can keep it going. I'll be at the game tomorrow night, I'd like to see a win in person!