Well, it is official, the Mets now have an entire team on the DL. I’ve decided that the field would look like this: Delgado at 1st, Ramon Martinez at 2nd, Reyes at SS, Angel Pagan at 3rd, Beltran in CF, Wagner in LF, Ollie in RF and JJ Putz catching, with John Maine on the mound. I had to stretch it a bit with the pitchers (obviously we need more outfielders on the DL!!!) but whatev. Ollie got RF because it’s the position where you stick the kid who’s not so good at softball/baseball.
Yes, I am aware I’ve become a horrible blogger….oh well.
Ouch. What more can be said about this past series? Starting pitching? Yeah, expect for Pelf. Offense and bullpen? BIG thumbs down. Of course, the one day we did get offense, we didn’t get starting pitching, go figure. Anyway, instead of harping on how painful this series (especially today’s game) was, I choose to focus on the positive.
Seriously, did the Mets run over a bus full of babies while I wasn’t looking? What else could they have done to deserve injuries for 99.9% of their roster? Latest on the injury front: Ramon Martinez has a sore back…great, just as he was showing a little promise. Seriously though, what players HAVEN’T been injured this year? I guarantee it’s a shorter list. Of the 25 men on our Opening Day roster, 11 of them have dealt with injuries this year. That isn’t even counting guys like Redding, Pagan and Martinez who didn’t start the season in Cincinnati. Are you kidding me? I thought last year was the year tainted by injuries…not cool!
I was feeling kind of sick all day, which resulted in me avoiding the kitchen where my mom was cooking and spending the afternoon in front of the TV. The Mets came on and I felt well enough to watch the game, though I still didn’t feel good. Well. Omir decided that was unexceptable. After the 9th, I was feeling a little better, yay!
My friend was at a concert so I was texted him updates and my final text told him not only that the Mets won, but he should just watch the entire 9th inning. Wow. Is this the same Ramon Martinez that had 4 errors in 3 games? How many great defensive plays did the Mets have in the bottom of the 9th? It was certainly an exciting game. Even with all these injuries and an awful time in LA, the Mets were still able to get a come-from-behind in Fenway. Very impressive, and a great ego boost for this team. I know that things always seem better than they are when things are going well, but still, it really helps the team’s overall outlook when we’re winning games like we did tonight. Also, very excited to see Pelf didn’t get the loss. He pitched very well after the 1st and kept the “yips” in check. He didn’t deserve a loss much more than he deserved a win, so although it would be nice to see him go to 5-1, I’m more excited he’s not 4-2. Papelbon’s reaction in the bottom of the 9th after the first out was also priceless.
I’ll miss the game tomorros to visit family for the holiday weekend, but no worries, got someone to text me updates! Here’s hoping that all of the texts are good!
What on earth did the Mets do to deserve this? Seriously, it seems as though half of the team is hurt in some way or another. Delgado, Cora and Schneider are all on the DL (no, we’re not counting Ollie, his only injury is a hurt ego). Reyes is nursing tendinitis, Sheffield just got over food poisoning (so he missed most of Los Angeles)and Putz with a stiff neck, and then right before the start of tonight’s game, we find out Beltran’s knee is bothering him. Oh wait, that’s not all. No, Church had to leave during the game with a sore hamstring. Our lineup looks like something out of Spring Training now. I know Omar and company only have so many options with players (Buffalo’s not looking so hot right now) but I do have one request: please get rid of Ramon Martinez and bring Argenis Reyes up. I know Argenis isn’t a shortstop either, but he is good defensively at second, which will hopefully translate to at least decent defense at shortstop, but seriously, anything would be an improvement on Martinez. Also, Argenis is younger, so even if his bat isn’t better than Martinez’s (and that is REALLY bad), at least you’re giving him some experience at the Major League level, which could benefit us in the future.
I had originally had a blog in my head that would detail the Mets short-fallings, and ways for us to improve. I actually had a three-step program in my head. I was going to complain about the ESPN broadcasters and talk a little about the unfortunate situation with all these injuries.