No yips, no problem! Mike starts off his 2010 campaign going 6 innings with 4 k’s and only giving up 2 earned runs for a win. Mike was on the attack tonight, throwing 57 of his 94 pitches for strikes. While many doubt Pelfrey’s ability to handle the #2 spot in the rotation, he made a pretty good case against the Nationals tonight. Go Big Pelf
Brian…who? Rod Barajas made his presence known tonight with his 2 home run performance against the Nationals. Rod hit 19 home runs last season and Met fans are hoping for the same this season. Rod’s first home run tonight tied the game at 2-2, his second shot of the night put the Mets on top 3-2 and the Mets didnt look back from there. A very low key signing on the part of Omar Minaya has already started to pay off this early in the season. Welcome aboard Rod!
Mr. Smiles definitely got it done tonight. Frenchy matched Rod’s night with 2 home runs of his own and edged him out by 1 RBI. Frenchy is one of those guys that you can tell will be a fan favorite and you always pull for. He is probably the only Brave I can see myself actually liking that we have acquired. Its early in the season but having Frenchy for a full year is going to be a good thing for this team and maybe a piece we have been missing for a few years. Keep those tomahawk swings going there Jeff!
20 year old Ruben Tejada got his first hit in the majors today. Ruben got his playing time due to Castillo having injured his calf. Congrats onÂ your first hit Ruben, hope you can stick around but if not, im sure its not the last time we will see ya up here bud.
The new Pedro Feliciano of the Mets bullpen. Fernando Nieve is the first Met pitcher to appear in the first 4 games of the season. Im not sure if that is going to be his M.O. but keep it going. Fernando has made 4 appearances out of the pen and has not surrendered a run yet. First in line if an injury should occur to one of our starters, Fernando looks sharp as ever as he auditions perhaps for the bridge to K-Rod sweepstakes.
Oh yea if you didn’t hear by now…Jose Reyes will be back for the team batting lead off tomorrow! Jose has been out of action since May 20th of last year…almost 11 months since he has seen a pitch in the majors. Jose admitted to Kevin Burkhart that he will be “nervous” for his return tomorrow but he is excited to get out and play. He is a huge shot in the arm for the Mets who are desperate to put 2009 behind them and play meaningful games in September. Im glad he will be making his comeback at Citifield, where no doubt he will be greeted with a shower of his cheer…JOOOSE, JOSE, JOSE, JOSE, JOOOOOOOOOOSE, JOSE! Welcome back Jose, been WAY too long!