NY Sports Dog: Good Morning Mets Fans!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Good Morning Mets Fans!

New York Mets pitcher Michael Pelfrey before a...Image via WikipediaWhat a brilliant game last night by our emerging pitching phenom, Mike Pelfrey.

All Big Pelf has done in his last 7 starts is hold the opposition to a 3.02 runs per game and go 4-0.

Big Pelf is now 6-6 and he looks like he has a real presence on the mound.

Speaking of hot Mets, Jose Reyes got his major league leading 10th triple last night. With 20 doubles, 10 triples, and 9 HRs, Reyes is an absolute extra-base hit machine. He's batting .295 and has an excellent .355 OBP to go along with a .484 slg %.

When your leadoff hitter has an .839 OPS with 28 stolen bases, you have yourselves someone pretty special on your squad.

Carlos Delgado anyone? Another dinger last night, and another guy who just looks like he is in that nice little groove where the good swings far outnumber the bad. I said it a few days ago, and I'll say it again--Carlos Delgado is going to have an outstanding second half...I can see him getting to 35 HRs and 100+ RBIs.

Ryan Church, Ryan Church, Ryan Church...he is 8 for 21 since his return, and the Mets are suddenly getting double digit hits and runs....coincidence? I think Not!

OK, so Luis Castillo is on the DL....ummm, good? Damion Easly hit .340 with .434 OBP in June (bet you didn't know that!), and he is another guy who is making great contact. Easley and crew can fill in nicely while Castillo gets fully healed, and then we can go from there.

One thing I love about Jerry Manuel is that he doesn't capitulate...he said he was giving Castillo a small chance, and then he made his move quickly and decisively to put him on the 15 day DL.

The Mets reached double digits in hits (10) for the fourth time in five games and have totaled 39 hits in their last three games. They also batted .313 (46-for-147) and scored 26 runs in splitting the four-game series with the Cardinals.

I was thinking back to some of the more ultra-moronic newspaper articles about Johan Santana and the "bad season" he is allegedly having. Well, here are his June numbers, please tell me if you think he had a "bad month" or a "good month".

Starts: 6
W-L: 1-4
IP: 39 2/3
ERA: 2.27
Ks: 38
BB: 15

OK, there's more, but for now I am going to pour myself a nice hot cup of coffee and savor the Mets win....it's on to Philly this weekend, and we have Santana going tonight!

Zemanta Pixie

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