So, for their next act...
Do you think there is any chance that the Mets could now return to my plan of:
1. the starters going 7 innings giving up less than 3 runs
2. the relievers giving up only one run every third game in the 6 innings they will pitch
3. And the Mets scoring 4 or more runs per game
If you can do this, you win... at least... 3 out of the next 4 games for the rest of the season.
You don't need 10 run innings (though they are fun)
You need quality starters... timely hitting... excellent defense... and a little luck.
You've heard this from me countless times.
Let's start tonight with Noah... 7 innings... 2 runs...
My prediction for your next hot hitter... Michael Cuddyer.
And another no error game from the infield...
First, some more pitching bad news. Prospect RHSP Marcos Molina may be on his way to the Tommy John Surgery ward down in the gulf of Florida. Seems Molina's throwing shoulder came up soar while throwing Thursday night and, the assumption, is he has been sent to New York for an MRI. I always try and get updates from St. Lucie about things like this, but they just don't email back.
I have Molina as the #2 pitching prospect (behind Steven Matz) with an 2018 ETA. That was before this injury.
Keep your fingers crossed here. (update - yes, he's on the disabled list)
Brandon Nimmo has also landed himself on the DL. Seems he turned his knee rounding first base or some stupid injury like that. The Mets are sending him to NYC on Monday for an MRI because I guess they don't have any of these machines in Binghamton.
Rotoworld speculated on Thursday that the Washington Nationals want to be in on any discussions of trading SS Troy Tulowitzki. Seems they feel that they have the prospects (A.J. Cole, Reynaldo Lopez, Erick Fedde, Joe Ross) to get this done. Oh, give me a fuckin' break, already. Could this team really have room for anymore all-star talent?
(and while we're on the subject of Washington shortstops, please stay away with any thoughts of signing Ian Desmond in the off-season. I've watched a fair amount of Nats games this season... Wilmer Flores may make better decisions with a glove on his hand than this guy.)