I’m going to cut to the chase here. The Mets should win their upcoming series against the Angels. The Angels are struggling lately, and the Mets continue to show the league that they are a tough team to defeat.
I’ve got the Mets favored in two of the three pitching match ups as I am giving an edge to the Angels in the Haren vs. Pelfrey game. Big Pelf should have a good showing but I would be silly not to give Haren and his 2.54 ERA the nod.
What To Watch For
How will Francisco Rodriguez and D.J. Carrasco react to last night’s melt down?
Depending how you look at it, fortunately or unfortunately, KRod has been here before. We all know full well he has the ability to bounce back mentally from dramatic blown saves.
Carrasco’s case is a little more interesting. Balking in a winning run isn’t exactly a run of the mill way to lose a ball game. I am not sure how that will affect his psyche considering the fact that he has been fighting for his roster spot all season long. He is a veteran pitcher so you would think he has the mental game to put this behind him.
Is Jason Bay Breaking Out of His Slump?
Lost in last night’s drama was Bay’s second consecutive multi-hit game. He even drove in a run last night. It is crazy to thing about what the Mets can do if he starts producing.
The Reyes Watch Continues
Jose is now batting a robust .348 after his 3 for 6 performance last night. That is nutty and for some it might even make them cringe as they worry about his value increasing with every hit. I don’t buy into the Jose is unaffordable talk. People tend to forget that the Mets have quite a bit of salary coming off the books next season. They can afford him. The issue then becomes what can they afford after they pay him.
The only thing that annoys me is reading about every other team salivating over him. Check out this post to see what kind of package the Angels Fans feel they could put together to obtain Jose’s service. The fact that other teams covet one of our players isn’t the annoying part. Picturing him in that team’s uniform is what gets me.
How Long Will Tom Continue To Use The Term Brah?
Tom has found a new favorite term. Check out the comment section in my last post. I have to admit, it is quite fun to use. And it is one of those phrases that you can stick on the end of every sentence so it has multiple uses. For example: Why do the Angels seem to be in love with over the hill center fielders Brah?
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