As I stated earlier it was a busy weekend in the Midwest. I was unable to watch this game due to the fact that I was at an all-day little league tournament (nine and ten-year olds).
The only thing worse than watching Oliver Perez pitch, is watching a nine-year old trying to find the strike zone. At least the nine-year old has an excuse as he is just learning the game.
All I had at my disposal were tweets from Twitter to update me on how the game was going.
For the majority of the day, the only information I received was that David Wright had hit two home runs (his fourteenth two home-run game), and Jesus Feliciano got his first major league hit.
Once I got home I fired up MLB TV to watch the highlights of the game. Here are a few quick observations:
Davis Wright Is On Fire
Along with the tweets, I received a message from a friend on Facebook letting me know that David Wright carried his fantasy baseball team this week.
That pretty much says it all right there. When you get a message from a friend, (that is a Cubs fan by the way), about how well one of the Mets are doing, you know that particular player is having an outstanding week.
Chris Carter’s Home Run Trot
Chris Carter smacked his second home run of the series. It also happened to be his second three-run home run, so it is fair to say he makes them count.
Upon watching the highlight, I was struck by the lack of grace in Carter’s trot.
First of all, it isn’t a trot as much as it is a lumbering sprint. I seriously thought he was going to over run Ike Davis and Jason Bay. He looked like a man possessed. The Animal was unleashed!
During the highlight, I could hear Ron Darling comment about how animated The Animal was about his game plan for the day. I really wish I could have heard that conversation.
Sweeping The First Road Series Win
There was a lot written about how the Mets needed to take advantage of the Orioles and the Indians this week.
Maybe the Amazin’s were listening. They now find themselves at a season’s best seven games over the .500 mark and 1.5 games behind the first place Atlanta Braves.
You couldn’t ask for a better road trip. Reyes and Wright are hitting and it appears that Jason Bay might be back as he went four for four with a home run of his own.
So far, so good. Hopefully the Mets will continue their road warrior ways against the Indians.