Greetings. When I first started blogging the Mets I was the first reporter to have live game threads where we could talk about the game we are watching. I’ve gotten away from that for a variety of reasons, like spending almost all of last season in the hospital.
I would like to start that again. It will take time to get where it used to be, but let’s see what happens. I will try to be there as much as possible, but would like to encourage you to talk among among yourselves.
Who knows? We could have some lively conversations. The top segment will be the most current.
COLON ROCKED BIG TIME
Sooner or later, Bartolo Colon was going to get rocked and look like a 41-year-old. Tonight was that night as he was pummeled by the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-0, a game which featured two home runs from Ryan Braun.
It also featured three hits from the Mets’ offense, which means it really didn’t matter what Colon did tonight, which, by the way, wasn’t good. Colon gave up six runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and no walks issued. His ERA jumped from 2.70 to 3.86.
The Mets have lost five straight games and were shut out for the third time this season. On the bright side, it only took 2:18 to watch. And, should Washington win later tonight in San Diego, their lead in the NL East will be a half-game.
HERRERA GOES ON DISABLED LIST
The Mets just announced infielder Dilson Herrera was placed on the disabled list with a fractured finger. Here’s an opportunity to temporarily move Wilmer Flores to second base and promote Matt Reynolds.
The Mets are obviously unhappy with Flores at shortstop, and with a trade not imminent, this enables them to experiment and possibly learn something. However, the Mets said they will bring up Eric Campbell and leave Reynolds in the minor leagues.
But, we know what Campbell can do, and it wasn’t much when he was here recently. What we don’t know about Reynolds.
THE ROUT IS ON
Milwaukee just crushed another homer off Colon, who clearly doesn’t have it tonight. Then again, the Mets have one hit and we’re in the fifth. They aren’t going to win a lot of games that way.
BREWERS GRAB EARLY LEAD
It’s the second and the Brewers just took a 1-0 lead against Colon on a pair of doubles. Then they made it 5-0 in the third. That inning was set up by another Flores throwing error and a misplayed ball by Curtis Granderson in right.
Follow that with a monstrous homer from Braun, who hit two to give him eight on the season.
WHAT ABOUT RYAN BRAUN?
The Brewers are in town to face the Mets, and with them is Braun. The Brewers are obviously not going anywhere, so it is logical to figure Braun could be made available. But, should the Mets be interested?
Wow, that’s an interesting one.
The Braun who won the MVP Award several years would be great. But, that player was a product of chemistry?
Braun would come with a high salary and the Brewers would want a lot, but don’t the Mets need more than a couple of months to see if what he’s doing is for real? It would take a lot of stones to make a deal like that, and frankly, I don’t see where GM Sandy Alderson swim in the deep end of the trading pool.