Once again it’s time to grab a cup of coffee, kick your feet up, and get your morning dose of Mets in the Papers.
Larry Brooks, “Wright Decisions, Wrong Reasons”
The contention here is that the Mets did not so much rush to judgment as they allowed themselves to be stampeded into judgment by a handful of writers ignorant in the field of concussions. The contention here is that the Mets once again were more concerned with PR spin than in taking a common-sense approach that might have proved unpopular.
Mark Hale, “No Decision, But Pelfrey Is Stellar”
Pelfrey handled Sanchez in all three turns, and not many other Giants fared much better against the right-hander. In the Mets’ 3-2, walk-off win at Citi Field, Pelfrey was terrific, firing 7 1/3 innings of five-hit, two-run ball.
Of course, even on their good days it’s never simple with the Mets. For a long time Sunday it seemed they might be headed for another PR disaster, with Jerry Manuel leaving open the possibility that Wright could come back quickly from a concussion, at least partly because he is tougher than Church
Mike Puma, “Mets Play it Safe After Wright’s Beaning”
With the team going nowhere in the standings and Wright suffering from a concussion after a Matt Cain fastball drilled him just above the left ear flap of his helmet Saturday, GM Omar Minaya pulled the trigger yesterday and placed the third baseman on the 15-day disabled list.
Mike Puma, “Monster Shot Ends Drought”
The homer was Castillo’s first since May 30, 2008 — a span of 475 at-bats. Entering yesterday, Castillo’s 333 at-bats this season without a homer was the longest drought in the major leagues.
The victory, the Metsâ€™ first in their final at-bat at Citi Field since May 29, also featured two equally rare events: an encouraging start by Mike Pelfrey and a home run by Luis Castillo.