All the way around this was a strange game. Poor Daniel Murphy was exposed again in left field (and picked off of first). He is tough he’ll be able to handle it. Look for a late inning replacement for him daily from here on out.
The Mets did not strand as many as usual, and played a great first half of the game. Once again, Oliver Perez was consistently inconsistent. I liked him pitching to Pujols with guys on base, though the St. Louis announcers couldn’t believe it. In fact, they can’t believe when anyone pitches to him (though they cry when he is pitched around- go figure).
Play(s) of the game – two thrown out runners at home, one on an extremely wide turn and another who failed to slide (or knock Molina on his butt).
Observation - The Mets are a relatively soft team. I wonder how Wiggy would have handled Beltran’s play at the plate. Hate to say it folks, cover your eyes this will hurt, but Utley, Victorino, Howard, Rollins, and even Bruntlett would have nailed Molina – a perfectly legal play.
Hey, but you know what folks, it’s April and these games don’t count as losses in the standings!!!!!!!
Posted by Gene Anthony