by Brian Costa/The Star-Ledger
Costa discusses the interaction each night before, during and after the game between Fmart and his teammates.Â “Several of his teammates usually try to make time to talk to him during the afternoon, sometimes to give him advice, sometimes just to share a laugh and make him feel comfortable.Â There have been words of admonishment, too, and any Mets fan who watched last Wednesday’s game against the Nationals knows why. But as Martinez moves on from the sin that defined his first week in the majors — failing to run out an infield fly that was dropped — there is far more for him to learn than the value of hustle.Â “We talk every day,” Tatis said. “If I see something that’s not right during the game, I’ll just tell him, ‘This game is just about to be focused, to be comfortable. As a young guy like you, everybody is going to be on top of you, because we’re just trying to make you comfortable and to be better. That’s the only way that we can be good as a team, and you’re going to be a big part of this team.’ Everybody is just trying to help him.” Fmart seems to have responded well.Â Since “the incident” he is 4/12 with 2 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB,Â and only 1 K.Â My hope is that the Mets stick with him in LF and in the 7th spot and give him the chance to live up to his potential.Â At this point, I am not sure what Church provides us over Fmart.
New York Post
Yeah and this was all we needed.Â “The Mets were on high alert here yesterday after a producer on their SNY broadcast crew was sent back to New York and put in isolation with a possible case of swine flu.Â The Mets were even more on guard because center fielder Carlos Beltran was missing his third consecutive game with an unspecified stomach ailment.” Now I don’t believe that Beltran has the Swine Flu but if ANY team were to have a member contract the Swine Flu you know it would be the Mets.
Brooklyn Mets Fan
Brooklyn Mets Fan takes a rational but depressing look at the current state of the Mets.Â “Of course all Met fans want to beat the lowly Bucs â€“ especially with Santana on the hill but you canâ€™t be totally shocked weâ€™ve dropped 2 in a row considering the kind of 3rd rate team weâ€™re fielding.Â Thereâ€™s no Reyes, no Delgado, no Beltran and no Church thanks to a litany of injuries.Â If someone told you during spring training the Mets would be playing long stretches without Reyes, Delgado and Perez youâ€™d have to assume weâ€™d be a sub .500 team.” The good news in all of this is that Beltran, Church, Reyes and Cora should all be back soon.Â Delgado and Perez? Who the hell knows.
Mets Merized Online
Tejesh always does a great job with their minor league report.Â Stars for yesterday Emil Brown 2/4 batting .313, Lucas Duda 2/4 with a HR batting .299.