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).
Dickey vs Bonderman tomorrow, 7:10 start