After being swept by the Yankees the Mets are in Milwaukee tonight to begin a series against the Brewers. It won’t get any easier.
And, it is going to stay rough for a long time because Jose Reyes and Carlos Delgado aren’t back any time soon, and Carlos Beltran could be out a little longer. They simply don’t have any chips to deal.
It’s up to the people here now, and they aren’t getting it done.
Of all the players on the Mets’ disabled list, who do you believe they miss the most? Tell me who and why: Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Jose Reyes, Oliver Perez, John Maine, JJ Putz.
Greetings all. A very hectic day for me. First a doctor’s appointment this morning and have been following up on job leads so far today. Sorry for a late post. I wanted to get one up earlier but the time got away from me.
Last night was a frustrating game in the Mets threw away a Johan Santana start. Three runs wasn’t one of his better games, but the Mets would take it anytime. So would he. When a pitcher gives up three runs he should win the majority of the time.
The problem with the Mets is their offense has been silenced since the third inning Monday night. The losses of Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran are being realized (Beltran might return tonight) as the role players can’t carry the whole load.
With the core hurting and David Wright not hitting, the offense is hard pressed to score and sustain any kind of pressure.
They try it again tonight with Mike Pelfrey, who has pitched well in his last few starts. Still, Pelfrey is a concern because he has the propensity to unravel and give up the big inning.
The Pirates are a team, that if the Mets are as good as they claim to be, they should put away. Now, the best they can do is a split. Then, it is off to Washington, another team they should handle on paper but have struggled against.
We’ve heard for three years now how this team has little grit and an edge to it. I’d have to say, that’s not true right now. The Mets have won 18 of their last 26 games, and they’ve done it largely with a patchwork unit.
Jose Reyes and Carlos Delgado are out; Carlos Beltran contributed little, and David Wright perhaps even less during the last homestand. Yet, won five of six, and counting the Boston series, have won seven of their last nine.
Should the Mets somehow get into the playoffs, this recent stretch could be looked on as a turning point.
The Mets start their roadtrip at Pittsburgh tonight, then go to Washington. These are teams they should beat. If the Mets are as good as they like to believe they are, they need to continue this run. It’s not about sweeping series, but winning them. If they keep winning two of three and three of four, they’ll be fine.
Carlos Beltran’s cortisone-treated knee returns to the line-up tonight against the Florida Marlins.
After being swept in a three-game series at Los Angeles, the Mets rebounded to win five of their next six games. Tonight they hope to continue their roll behind Mike Pelfrey.
Pelfrey is coming off a strong performance at Boston, but the Marlins represent a considerable obstacle. Pelfrey is 1-5 with a 6.12 ERA lifetime against Florida.
Here’s tonight’s line-up:
Angel Pagan, RF
Luis Castillo, 2B
Carlos Beltran, CF
Gary Sheffield, LF
David Wright, 3B
Fernando Tatis, 1B
Omir Santos, C
Ramon Martinez, SS
Mike Pelfrey, P
NOTES: Alex Cora is at Triple-A Buffalo to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. … Word is Ramon Castro is on the block with Brian Schneider due to be activated from the DL soon.