I love the term "various and sundry." Not quite sure why.
But this early in the season designated as 2017, one can have various and sundry thoughts. Here's a bunch (mostly thru Wednesday's games):
Through 9 games, Daniel Murphy has 16 more hits than Jose Reyes and 8 less Ks in his 41 plate appearances than Lucas Duda has in his 32 PAs. What a weapon Danny Boy would have been in this Mets line up. No one would listen to me, though, right, Sandy?.
Great to see Zach Wheeler throw so well. First bad night was frigid, his second start was warm....any connection?
Matt Harvey impresses as a guy with above average stuff and above average guts.
Jake deGrom showed again that like Ali, you can have Jake badly on the ropes, but he will still find a way to get through that round and beat your sorry butt.
I love the missile launcher also known as Yoenis Cespedes.
Do we all love Asdrubal Cabrera yet? I do.
Hansel Robles' all-too-easy surrender of homers scares me.
Bartolo Colon got his butt kicked all spring, but then pitched like Koufax against the Mets, and reverted to crappy in his next start. I am not surprised.
Conforto must stay, Conforto must play, Conforto is A OK.
Two minors guy who had great springs and are hitting over .400 in the regular season, too: Luis Guillorme and Luis Carpio. Everyone else is legally changing their names.
Two guys hitting .393: Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario.
Gavin Cecchini started really slowly, but was on base 7 times in the past 2 games, which is 4 more than Jose Reyes has been on in 9 games.
When Jose's Mom asked him if he washed up before dinner, he yelled back, "I AM NOT WASHED UP, MA!"
What do speedy Jacob Zanon (who started out red hot for Columbia) and Pete Alonzo have in common? Being out for a number of games after being hit by a pitch. Not the same pitch, just to be perfectly clear. Send Get Well cards, people. (Especially to Alonzo, who it is now reported has a broken hand, again).
I know it is only one start each, but Colin Holderman, Jordan Humphreys, and Merandy Gonzalez dominated, big time, for Columbia.
Meanwhile, Justin Dunn's first start was shaky and wild for St. Lucie, which has a team average of .198. What would they hit, though, if their home games were in Vegas?
Tyler Pill has not allowed a run in 2 Binghamton starts. His Alamo is located in Vegas, though.
Great relief pitching: Fellow Rumble Ponies Al Baldonado, Tim Peterson, Scarlyn Reyes, Kyle Regnault, Kelly Secreast, and Corey Burns have thrown a combined 13 IP without a run, while allowing just 5 hits and fanning 20. Keep those ponies ready to gallop out of the pen, pardner.
Nick Sergakis has been our most versatile player, but lacking results, so far: he lost a game for St Lucie when they ran out of real pitchers, surrendering 2 runs in an inning, and is just 2 for 11 as a hitter - but take comfort, Nick, Reyes has just 2 hits also, but in 22 more at bats.
With Juan Lagares coming back and Grandy a notoriously bad April hitter, why not bench Mr. Grand Man for a while and play Juan and Mikey? I know we don't want to hurt Grandy's future development, but...
I have to go now, I have various and sundry things to do.
Have a great and varied day, you sundry folks out there.