Another game another win, and the Tea Party Mets fans have quieted down as there isn’t anything to get hysterical about.
I’m not ready to block out the month of October yet on my calendar, as the caliber of opponent has not been challenging during this win streak but again good teams put the bottom feeders away and it’s made this weekend’s games in Philly a must see.
Chris Young admitted after the game that his command was off but he hadn’t pitched in over two weeks and at 88 pitches he made the mark that club set for him. The home runs were a product of not being able to hit his spots but then again they were all solo shots. The big test will be today for Young when he gets to the park. If he feels as good as he said he did last night after the game, then it’s a win and if he does feel fine to make his next start, then you’ll see Dillon Gee go back to Buffalo.
It also helps that the bullpen has settled in to a groove and Terry Collins has a reliever for every situation. The back end is set with Taylor Bucholz and Pedro Beato as 7th inning or 8th inning guys depending on the status of set up man deluxe Jason Issringhausen followed by closer for now Frankie Rodriguez. You also have Tim Brydak and Ryota Igarashi as the LOOGY/ROOGY Yin-Yang and the Gee/Carrasco long man role. It’s always nice when relievers know their set roles. It’s a beautiful thing.
I’m looking forward to Friday night’s game against the Phuck Phaces just to see who catches Big Plef. Even with Joe Blanton going for the Phuck’s, I be surprised if Josh Thole is behind the plate. I could see Mike Nickeas or Ronnie Paulino getting the task to talk Pelfrey through his start. The Mets could activate Paulino and keep Nickeas up going with three catchers for this game only and sending Dillon Gee back to Buffalo. Then after the game send Nickeas to Buffalo as well and bring back DJ Carrasco to take up long man duty in the bullpen. If Nickeas catches Pelfrey then it would give Paulino a chance to work with Pelf between starts. Listen, if finding a personal catcher for Mike Pelfrey translates into quality starts then I’m all for it. Josh Thole shouldn’t be upset, it’s not personal it’s business.
I guess we won’t be hearing any of the stupid trade Ike talk anymore huh? How about Ike for MVP?
I’m ready to throw some batting practice today to my team so I have go out and re-stock the medicine cabinet with some Extra Strength Tylenol and some Icy-Hot patches. Later!