Five days ago I made the following statement:
“It’s official. Dillon Gee is my new favorite pitcher on the New York Mets.” -Me
So who’s with me after tonight’s start? Eight innings, one run, and more importantly, NO WALKS. Gee is now 7-0 with a 3.05 ERA and probably doesn’t have to pay for a meal in New York for quite some time.
What a top-notch way to begin a series.
Along with Jose Reyes’ continuation of owning opposing pitchers, plenty of people will laud Lucas Duda’s performance in his first game back. Deservedly so. He was able to drive in 20 % of Jason Bay’s total RBIs in just one game.
At this rate, Duda will catch up with Bay in four more games. Sorry I had to go Rain Man on you there.
Many others will also be singing the praises of Justin Turner, who yet again came up with a huge hit for the Amazin’s.
Let us not forget about Angel Pagan my friends. It is no small coincidence that the Mets have been playing a better brand of baseball while Angel is warming up. He is hitting .350 in his last ten games.
This squad may not thrill the ladies with the long ball but they’ll certainly slowly bleed an opponent to death with bunches of singles. You know what? I don’t have a problem with it either.
I’m not the only one either. Check out what #17 had to say tonight during the game:
“You don’t need a lot of power in your lineup to score runs. Baseball got away from that.”- Keith Hernandez
The current offense is much like an annoying little brother that keeps poking you repeatedly with his index finger until you acknowledge his presence. He’s too tiny to deliver a massive upper cut that will knock you out cold so you’re not worried about him initially. However, he does have the ability to annoy the absolute shit out of you.
Tags: I used the word laud.