The Frenchy Revolution
was a period of roster upheaval in the history of the New York Mets
, during which the right fielder, previously a left handed hitter with injury issues and a platoon player's resume, underwent radical change to become a right handed hitter with a powerful arm and a full time player's resume.
The Reign of Terror of the Frenchy Revolution began early, in the 1st inning. With 1 out and the bases loaded, Jeff "Frenchy" Francoeur
blooped a single over Cincinnati Reds
1st baseman Joey Votto
giving the Mets a 2-0 lead. Omir Santos
RBI single made it 3-0 Mets after 1 frame. In the 2nd inning Luis Castillo
singled in Angel Pagan
, who had tripled, to extend the lead to 4-0.Johan Santana
(10-7) offered his support to the Frenchy Revolution by throwing 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 Reds. Pedro Feliciano
and Francisco Rodriguez
joined the fight by each throwing a scoreless inning of their own. Santos had 3 hits, and Pagan had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases.
The casualty of the Frenchy Revolution was Jay Bruce
, who fractured his wrist attempting to catch David Wright's
1st inning single. Doctors say he will be able to avoid the guillotine. The Frenchy Revolution swept the Mets to victory 4-0 over the Reds.To learn more about the Frenchy Revolution, please read a book. Remember when asking your local librarian for help that the "y" in Frenchy is both silent and invisible. To learn more about the Mets defeating the Reds, please visit cbssports.com