There were a lot of good things that happened, but if you could pick one as to something the Mets need to get beyond the NLCS, what would it be? What was the best sign of the evening?
The best sign of tonight’s game was getting hits with RISP. It was about time the Mets cash in on some big opportunities. Big innings give the young pitchers confidence to go out there and throw their pitches and go after opposing hitters. If the starters can keep these 6-inning stints going, I’ll see you in October.
It had to be Jose Reyes on the bases. He went to sleep when Taguchi dropped his flare to left; he got picked off first on the old high school fake-to-third play; and he got doubled off on a line drive hit in front of him.
I have to agree with Dave. The best sign tonight was the timely hitting. If the Mets keep doing that, they can survive five- and six-inning starters and a shaky middle-of-the-game bullpen.
The Best Sign of the Evening was Willie smiling.
i know baseball is a different kind of game, but if the adage of defense wins championships holds true, we’ll be holding that trophy come October. Reyes was awful on the bases (as correctly mentioned), LoDuca must stay in the two hole, Alou needs to see more pitches, Joe Smith needs to calm down and everything else will be perfect.
Shawn Green starting off hot can’t hurt either…
I hope their defense continues to be this good. I thought Glavine pitched well and can be basicaly counted on for 6 innings per start. I personaly questioned using Smith in that situation. I thought that was to much of a presure situation for a rookies first outing. I also think Reyes should get focused on baseball and not worry about MVP predictions, just play the game like you know how. And why did we see Wagner out there? I don’t see any reason for him to be pitching in any other game sitation other than a save situation or facing a lefty late in the 8th. Otherwise I am excited about this team. Lets go Mets!!!
I am not worried about the D nor the hitting.
For me it is the pitching and the growth and travails of the young arms.
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