The Mets just finished a sweep of the hated Philadelphia Phillies in which the Phillies scored zero runs. This, of course, comes on the heels of a series win (the first rubber game win, in fact) of the even-more-hated New York Yankees.
Reyes (3 hits last night) looks like his old self. Bay is hitting. Pelfrey (7-1) is looking like the top-of-the-rotation pitcher he was drafted to be. Anthony DiComo has a good piece about the game at Mets.com:
Shortly after completing one of baseball’s rarer achievements, Mike Pelfrey was told that the only other time the Mets shut out the same team in a three-game series came back in 1969, when Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan and two others took the mound.
“Those guys aren’t bad, are they?” Pelfrey said.
And what of Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey and Hisanori Takahashi?
“Comparable,” Pelfrey said, rolling his eyes.
Yet this week — if only for a week — they were.
Box is here.
If only David Wright would start hitting. He was 0-4 last night, with 1 strikeout and 5 men left on base. My own personal thinking is that he needs to see a sports psychologist to deal with last year’s beaning. He hasn’t been the same since. The Wall Street Journal had a good piece about David and his troubles that has his numbers before and after being hit in the head by the Giants’ Matt Cain last August. The resulting concussion put him on the 15-day DL and the difference in his performance between BC (Before Concussion) and AC (After Concussion) is mind-boggling. According to the WSJ piece, he’s hitting 74 points lower overall, and 86 points lower against righties. His strikeouts-per-at-bat are alarming. Anyone who watches the games can see that opponents have noticed his problems and are routinely pitching him inside.
David is a special player who was putting up Hall of Fame numbers. He needs to get some professional help, or else he won’t be a special player much longer.