Obviously Iâ€™m extremely happy with the win last night especially with Livan Hernandez pitching like a prehistoric pitcher actually finishing a game, who does he thinks he is Roy Halliday? But we all need to remember that the opponent was one of the worst baseball teams to call itâ€™s self a major league team since the Mets played in the Polo Grounds. I really didnâ€™t want to piss on the parade here as I really enjoyed watching Livan Hernandez pitch as he couldnâ€™t break a pane of glass with his fastball but his breaking ball had so much movement it looked like the ball was made of J-ELLO so it was a real pleasure watching that performance but it was the Nationals.
Hard to rate the first appearance of Fernando Martinez as the kid went from Buffalo to a plane trip to NYC to $iti Field in a matter of hours so you can just imagine the type of out of body experience he was going through but at least we know that he will be stationed in right field for at least the next two weeks so we can gauge him better by then.
From what I â€˜ve read about Wilson Valdez he is all glove no stick which is fine as the Mets need to shore up the middle of the infield and all he cost was money. Being that itâ€™s Johan against the Nationals tonight does Valdez get the start over Ramon Martinez tonight? Iâ€™d say so.
I better see Daniel Murphy at first base tonight. The kid canâ€™t get out of his slump sitting on the bench.
Ollie Perez did nothing in Buffalo last night that would rush his return back to Flushing. The one thing in OPâ€™s favor is that Tim Redding has been underwhelming to say the least .Interesting that the Mets have not announced the starting pitcher for Sunday game in Florida as with the day off Thursday they could skip Redding and go with Livan.
Great post by Ken Davidoff on his evaluation of Omar Minaya. I donâ€™t want to say Minaya is an enigma but my mood on him changes almost weekly. Omar handling the DL infuriates me. Omar the talent evaluator is a plus in my book. Omar the public speaker makes my ears bleed. Omar the dumpster diver is without peer. When it comes time to seal the big deal, even the most anti Omar detractors will agree he has always closed the deal which brings me back to Daniel Murphy.
I really like Murphy and I want him to show whatâ€™s in that bat of his and the fact that he looks so comfortable at first base has me hoping he will break out with some big hits . J-Man and Omar need to sit down and decide to either let Murphy play everyday at first for the next two three weeks and then decide if he stays at the big league level or goes to Buffalo. As I say I like Murphy a lot but this is the big leagues and if itâ€™s a question of the league having caught up to Murphy or the fact that he has been scared by playing left field then the brain trust has to make the determination if Murphy is THE GUY for first base or if heâ€™s not and go out and make a deal for a big bat.