Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mets Hammer Nats 14-6: F-Mart, Ike Go Bonkers

Well the Mets did it again, and continued their one-dimensional spring by pounding out 20 hits against the Nats, but giving up 10 in a 14-6 win today.  The Mets pitchers (mostly Pelfrey) managed to give up 10 hits and 6 runs.  7 of the 10 Nationals hits came against Pelfrey, which I guess is a positive sign for anyone else who pitched today, but not so much for Pelfrey.  Check out the box score from today's game here.

On the happy front, F-Mart and Ike Davis mashed today.  F-Mart, who no one is really talking about this Spring, went 4-4 with two homers while driving in two runs, and scoring three.  Ike went 3-5 with two RBI and a run scored.  Also of note, Tejada went 2-4 with two RBI and Nieuwenhuis went 2-5 with two RBI and a run scored.

More happy news: Sean Green didn't suck today.  That's nice to see from him considering we weren't supposed to be worried about him this year, because of the hot streak he closed out last year on.  But, I guess that doesn't matter much...

As for the bad news, Pelfrey got hit...hard.  Pelfrey threw three innings and gave up 7 hits and 3 earned runs, and gave up a long ball to Eric Bruntlett.  Alright, Pelf, it's your first outting so I'll give you a pass, but ERIC BRUNTLETT?  COME ON!  The guy has 11 career homers in 7 seasons.  Please allow me to repeat that for emphasis...Eric Bruntlett has hit 11 career homers in 7 seasons...ugh.

The other piece of bad news is that Ike Davis made yet another error.  This, to me, validates Murphy at first base at least to start the season.  I understand Davis is young and will make errors, but I think he needs to start off in Buffalo this year with the alarming rate at which he's been making errors so far this spring.  This is Davis' 3rd error already.  I love the kid, and think he'll be great, but I think the Mets have the right idea by thinking Murphy should start the season as the first baseman...

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