Tonight’s crew chief, Bill Miller, decided he was going to have the Mets and Nats man up as they played through sheets of rain tonight. I’ve never seen an umpire continue play with an infield as wet as it was.
Oh well, no harm no foul Bill. Thanks to Jon Niese, Justin Turner, and Jose Reyes for leading the way as the Mets pick up another W.
Niese has slowly turned into a quasi-innings eater. Tonight’s seven innings of shut out ball gives him seven out of nine starts in which he’s gone at least six innings deep.
The innings pitched are always a good thing. Hopefully, this shutout begins a trend for Lima, Ohio’s very own Jon Niese.
Not Really An “I Told You So.”, But Sort Of
On January 3, I wrote the following:
“I am still puzzled about Justin Turner. I could not figure out why he only received eight at bats last season. It was hardly a fair opportunity for someone that has a .308 batting average in over 200 games in AAA.” -Me
I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect to see the monster start Turner has provided. I was just shocked that a guy with .308 average in AAA didn’t get more of a look last year. Thankfully, at least in Turner’s case, Brad Emaus and Chin-Lung Hu were dreadful this season.
Before we anoint him the next Hall of Famer, let’s see how Justin does once pitcher’s start adjusting to him. Sorry to be a wet blanket. Just being realistic or protecting myself from disappointment. Take your pick.
Jose, Please Stay.
I know Reyes has no control over his future as a Met. After his last hit tonight I had the following thought that pretty much sums up my opinion about Jose’s future as a Met:
“If the Mets let Reyes go, it will be a sad sad day. I am willing to take the risk of potential injury. Sign the man so we don’t have to see him in another uniform doing what he is doing right now.“-Me