Life got pretty busy today, so I am going to hit you up with the top three things I took away from last night’s game.
Big Pelf Is A Stud, Thanks To A Little Help From His Friends
The Mets have not allowed a run in twenty-seven straight innings.
Mike Pelfrey was responsible for seven of those last night.
Big Pelf was able to exercise some demons from his last start against the Phillies with his performance.
I was concerned that this might be a case of a certain team owning a certain pitcher.
Pelfrey made some key pitches and allowed his defense to hep him out. There is a reason why they say the double play is a pitcher’s best friend. The three he was able to get last night were huge.
Jose Made The Phillies Pay
I imagine the Phillies could do without seeing Jose Reyes for a while. He carried the offense in the series finale with his three for four performance.
It was very enjoyable to watch Jose take advantage of a crucial Placido Polonco error in the seventh inning. His two run double was absolutely demoralizing for the Phils.
Could you imagine what would happen if Jose continues to play like this throughout the year? I am trying not to think like that, but it is pretty hard not to.
It is not a coincidence that his recent streak started shortly after being returned to the lead off spot.
What Did Andy Fletcher Have Against Ike Davis?
Home plate umpire Andy Fletcher seemed to be giving Cole Hamels an extra two to three inches on the outside corner against Ike Davis.
Normally, I get grumpy when a player strikes out looking, but I couldn’t fault Ike.
The Hamel’s pitch he looked at for strike three in his first at bat was impossible to hit. Ike’s face was priceless. It looked like he was saying, “How in the hell am I supposed to hit that?”
Davis really impressed me when he was able to get a base hit in his final at bat. A number of players would have given up or changed their approach after dealing with an extended strike zone in their first two at bats.
To Ike’s credit, he looked as calm as ever.