Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mets Beat Cardinals 17-11: Good News, Bad News

The Mets beat the Cardinals today by the final score of 17-11.  You can check out the box score, here. This game came with some good news and some bad news...

Good News:

Gary Matthews, David Wright and Ike Davis went deep for the Mets.  Matthews was a solid shot.  It was nice to see him still have a little pop in that bat.  Wright's homer was struck well too, but most likely would have been a double into, or next to, the Mo-Zone at CitiField.  Ike Davis hit a grand slam, and it was a no doubter.  Nice to see some pop out of the line-up today.  Especially from Davis.

Castillo drove in a run in the first and stole a base.  Now, while I don't like Luis, clearly the Mets are stuck with him.  I wish him the best.  As long as he's getting hits and scoring runs, and not making errors, I'll deal with it.

Francouer was 1-3 but was very aggressive at the plate and looked confident. 

Also, Omir Santos is increasing his trade value (I hope) by going 3-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBI.  Either he's audition for a job somewhere else, or Thole is heading to double-A if he keeps playing like that.

During the game, Jose Reyes was cleared by doctors to step on the field, and hopefully will be in the line-up tomorrow.

Bad News:

The team gave up 11 runs, so it's obvious the pitching wasn't so hot...

R.A. Dickey gave up 5 earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched, but managed to not be the worst Mets pitcher on the day.

That honor belongs to Sean Green who was just plain awful.  Green gave up 4 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and 3 walks.  I can safely say I don't want to see him as the set-up man if he's going to throw duds out there like he did today.

Ike Davis made an error in his second straight game. 


It wasn't always pretty but we saw some nice stuff today.  I'm a little dissapointed we didn't see Jenrry Mejia today, but hey, there's always tomorrow...

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