If there is one thing that can be said about the Mets loss to the Florida Marlins, it was a valiant effort.
Through the mist, fog and a infield that was less than desirable to play on , Mike Pelfrey looked as though he was the pitcher who went on that dominant run early last season. Now if only the offense could have supplied him with some run support.
But that was not the top story regarding the Mets last night – although we might wish it was.
Yesterday we learned that our face of the franchise, David Wright will be sidelined for the minimum of two weeks and the maximum of hell only knows with a stress fracture in his lower back. This coupled with injuries of core players such as Ike Davis, Angel Pagan, Johan Santana, Bobby Parnell, Chris Young and Pedro Beato has taxed both the Mets as well as their AAA affiliate in Buffalo.
And while the Mets have lost just about a quarter of their roster to injuries, let us make no mistake that this is not 2009 all over again. First off Beato has been recalled from the D.L , and should see action tonight, and Parnell and Pagan should soon make their returns. Ike Davis was interviewd on SNY last night and he believes he should be up when his fifteen days on the D.L. are up.
The fact that the Mets are 19-22 in the light of all these injuries is a testament to both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins. This may be strictly conjecture – or my tainted memories of the previous regime, but it seems like Alderson and Collins are on the same page whilst Omar and Jerry – along with the rest of the front office would be trying to spin the rash of injuries and try to have players try to play through it.
So far we have not seen any laid back post game interviews where the manager is laughing at the streak of unfortunate injuries like we have seen from Jerry, nor have we seen Sandy act dazed and confused when asked tough questions in regards to player injuries and roster movement.
In my opinion , in the end two weeks without Wright in the lineup is not a good thing, and if it turns out that he needs to convalesce longer it could end up being a death sentence for this seasons team. But let’s not compare this season to ’09 just yet, different regime, different attitude and hopefully it’s not the same old Mets .
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Reserve outfielder/first baseman for the Mets from ’63-’64, Dick Smith is 72 (1939) .
The New York Mets released legendary Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra on May 17, 1965. Yogi did however stay on as a coach for the Mets , and later on became the Mets manager.
The New York Mets released reserve outfielder, Raul Gonzalez on May 17, 2004
Mo Vaughn wants to Mets to give him all access to the ” Mo Zone” in right field !!! He feels there should be a big picture of him so people can remember that he was one time a “big” baseball star !!!