A few quick thoughts on this glorious Saturday morning….
Changeup? You Gotta Be Kidding Me
Right before David Wright’s huge eighth inning bomb, Keith Hernandez appropriately questioned Humberto Quintero’s call of an outside changeup by saying,
“Changeup? You gotta be kidding me.”
This is one of the reasons I really enjoy Mex as an analyst. Clearly he isn’t one of the most polished color guys in the biz, but he’s not afraid to question certain player or managerial decisions (even members of the Mets).
In this case, he was spot on. Why would you throw anything else to David Wright but a 94 mph fastball or a curveball or slider on the outside corner? Up to that point, Wright had not shown the ability to catch up to the fastball and we all know his propensity to waive at outside breaking pitches. Also, everyone knew he is dealing with a bad back. Maybe everyone except Quintero.
Regardless, it was great to see Wright come through with a clutch hit.
Wild Card Update
Don’t look now but the Mets find themselves tied for 6th place in the Wild Card standings.
|San Francisco Giants||21||17||1.5||124|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||19||20||4.0||123|
|New York Mets||18||20||4.5||124|
|San Diego Padres||15||23||7.5||124|
Has Jason Bay Busted Out Of His Season Long Slump?
Jason Bay had two hard hit balls last night, leading some to believe that this may be a sign that he is starting to heat up. I certainly hope this is the case. It isn’t a coincidence in my opinion. He appeared to be significantly closer to the plate last night.