May 17, 2008

The Happy Recap: Mets Beat Yankees!!! One Down...

Today was a good game- a really good game...some quick thoughts:


Maybe yesterday's clear-the-air clubhouse meeting meant something, after all, as the Mets beat the Yankees 7-4, with Johan Santana getting the victory and Billy Wagner the save!

Wagner backed up his words, closing the eighth and working the entire ninth to preserve the win! He's now tied with former Met, Jeff Reardon, for 6th all-time in saves with 367! Way to go, Billy!!!

Reyes and Wright homered- amazing how those 2 can make things (w)right all by themselves- practically!


On a day where, once again, he didn't have his best stuff, Johan managed to just be better enough then the Yanks' pitchers, and if you remove the homer hit off him in the seventh, he was pretty economical in his pitches- he just isn't hitting the mid-90's with his heater yet. He's got time- things are just starting to heat up! He was also pitching on 6 days rest, which must have upset his rhythm. Regardless, his numbers are good, and we've got more important things to stress about than his record or ERA at this moment in the season.

Carlos Delgado had perhaps his best at-bat of the season, and he's starting to look more like the hitter of "old" then the hitter of the past 40 or so games - and let's pray THAT continues! Nice insurance run- and man, did it make me feel a "bit" better about our chances...

No matter what Joe Girardi says, Schneider blocked that plate perfectly and Damon was OUT!! THIS is another reason why that Milledge trade continues to pay dividends for us!!!

Game Ball: (tie) - David Wright, Jose Reyes, Billy Wagner

For a boxscore from today's game, click here.

Tomorrow's game is at 8pm (EST) on ESPN. We'll be back tomorrow! One down, one to go...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once more we snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat...ok, we don't do that too often, but it sure seemed like the yanks would pull it out when they hit that third homer...thank goodness!!!! And Wagner, say whatever you want- as long as you keep getting them out!!!

Anonymous said...

What did Girardi say about the block at the plate?

David Rubin & Jonathan Elfenbein said...

Girardi was arguing the call initially- I had written the comment as it was happening, but it ended up that Girardi was just being a manager and yelling at the umps- haven't seen that lately as a Mets' fan, have we?