Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Big Pelf Does it Again
This is something Met fans could get used to.
Mike Pelfrey is making a serious case to be taken seriously here. He’s now 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts (plus 1 for 1 in save oppertunities which is wild considering he’s a starter).
This, just one day after Jonathan Niese pitched another strong outing and young phenom Ike Davis made his major league debut. Add in the fact that Jose Reyes went 4-5 with a triple, 2 RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base tonight and suddenly the Mets 2010 isn’t so bleak as it seemed a few days ago. Thanks Cubbies!!!
Ok, the past two days doesn’t mean the Mets are suddenly a 95 win club, but the pitching situation certainly is not the nightmare everyone has been worried about. Pelfrey and his shiny new split fingered fastball, and Niese’s solid composure on the mound has lessened the concern a little. Oliver Perez’s excellent outing against the Cardinals was a nice thing, but Ollie’s turned in big gems before. I’d like to see a little consistancy from him before I consider him fully on track. That leave John Maine as the guy dragging the rear.
Also, the Mets bullpen, considered a huge problem when the season started, leads the National League in ERA and is looking pretty damn solid so far, although Ryoto Igarashi pulled up lame afte trying to field a bunt in the 8th inning. He is scheduled to have an MRI in the morning and hopefully the injury bug hasn’t bitten again.
So, enjoy the Mets first offical winning streak of the season. Two in a row and three out of four. Also enjoy this thought… Pelfrey, Niese, Davis… even Reyes tonight… are all homegrown. When’s the last time a handfull of young homegrown players made the Met fans so happy?
It’s way too soon to start considering the Mets suddenly a strong contender, but the last few days have certainly been a step in the right direction.