Jon Niese held the cubs to one run over 5.2 innings. Niese threw 112 pitches with 7 punch outs and had the cubs off balance all day with his cutter. While Niese is primarily known for his deuce, tonight it was all about the cutter which is coming along beautifully. I have a feeling when he masters this pitch, he sill be a serious force to be reckoned with.
This was a tough one but I truly feel Angel Pagan deserves it. Angel played though that 20 inning marathon on Saturday, played on Sunday and played today. Angel has done everything asked of him by this team and continues to do so as he hit a 2 run home run that gave the Mets a lead that they never surrendered. Pagan is hitting .297 with 6 RBI’s…hopefully this is enough to hold down the starting CF job as we go foward.
Talk about hitting the ground running. Davismania was in full effect in Citifield tonight…and Ike did not disappoint. Ike had his first hit and first RBI today, finishing 2-4 on the day. While this is only one game in many left to go, it seems the move to turn to the future now was the best thing the team could have done. If tonight is any indication of what is to come, we may finally have solid production from the 1st base position since 2008. Welcome to the bigs kid, im sure it wont be long till you get your first MUA.
Ay Bay Bay(hat tip to smooth)! Bay had the night off yesterday due to his major slump thus far in the season. In his return to the line up, Bay went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI. We can only hope that this is the start of Bay coming out of his slump because he is not intimidating anyone in the cleanup spot.