Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mets season begins! Pedro injured...

The Mets began their season by winning two out of three games in Miami and outscoring the Marlins 24-7. In game one, Johan Santana threw a gem, scattering 3 hits over 7 innings while striking out 8. Most of the lineup looked great--with the exception of Carlos Delgado. Delgado went 0-3 in the opener and looked befuddled when at-bat. David Wright and Jose Reyes combined for four hits and four RBIs. Also, they were each caught stealing (although Wright was safe). Carlos Beltran had two doubles and looked great at the plate.

In game two, Pedro Martinez was immediately roughed up and gave up four runs over 3.1 innings. He had to be pulled from the game after finishing awkwardly on a pitch, and had an MRI today. The diagnosis is a mildly strained hamstring, and Pedro is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. He and Moises Alou are due back at about the same time, sometime in early May. Brian Schneider went 3-4, but the Mets went on to lose the game in extra innings after Robert Andino ripped a Matt Wise change-up into the left field seats. The final score was 5-4, and I threw things.

In the third game, it was all Mets as they stomped the Marlins by a score of 13-0. David Wright and Ryan Church both went 3-5 with a home run. Carlos Delgado, Angel Pagan, and Luis Castillo each had two hits. Carlos Beltran had 3 doubles. Oliver Perez went 6 strong innings, striking out eight while only walking one. Nelson Figueroa, who has taken Pedro's roster spot, threw a perfect seventh, and the Mets kicked ass all night long.

Pedro's injury is a big deal but have no fear, Mets fans. We came within a game of the postseason last year with a less potent offense and without Johan. The way I see it, we ended up trading Tom ".1 IP, 7 ER" Glavine for Johan "I am the best pitcher in the world" Santana. Don't worry about it.

1 comment:

Super Johan said...

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