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The Aftermath: Mets vs Marlins (07/07/2006 - 07/09/2006)

Game 1: Marlins 7, Mets 3

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Jose Lima's line from Game 1:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
3.0   7   7   5   2   2   1   71-41   21
And as has become tradition whenever Lima Time! pitches, here is Darren Oliver's line:
 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
5.0   1   0   0   2   4   0   69-43   67
It's really an embarrassment to this organization and to all of the good work that Omar Minaya has done that Jose Lima continues to get starts for a big league club with designs on winning the NL pennant. It was clear in 2000 that Jose Lima had nothing left to offer as a professional ballplayer, and yet here he is, six years later, giving a team with a $100 million payroll a guaranteed loss every time he pitches.

There is absolutely no reason to give Lima any playing time, let alone a roster spot, ever. If you need a spot start, use Darren Oliver. He winds up pitching every time Lima goes out there anyway, why not give the Mets a chance to win by starting the guy? It is frustrating and irresponsible, and it is a clear sign of horrible mismanagement and something I like to call "dumbfuckability". Omar and the Mets should be ashamed to have this useless waste product in their employ.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Xavier Nady, 10.8% WPA
  • Pitching: Darren Oliver, 6.0% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Ramon Castro, -12.7% WPA
  • Pitching: Jose Lima, -29.9% WPA

Game 2: Marlins 3, Mets 2

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John Maine's line from Game 2:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
6.0   6   3   3   0   3   3   96-59   51
Other than the three solo homeruns, Maine was pretty effective. Of course, that's like saying other than the malaria and gonorrhea I'm a picture of health. Maine had good command of his pitches and was aggressive within the zone. Any time he allows a single baserunner per inning the Mets will stand a great chance to win the game, even if three of them are solo homeruns. A little bit of run support and the complexion of this game, and of Maine's start, would have been different.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Julio Franco, 23.3% WPA
  • Pitching: Chad Bradford, 19.5% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: David Wright, -24.5% WPA
  • Pitching: Pedro Feliciano, -7.5% WPA

Game 3: Mets 17, Marlins 3

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Mike Pelfrey's line from Game 3:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
5.0   5   3   2   4   3   0  104-58   46
Not inauspicious, but not exactly auspicious, either. Pelfrey made his big league debut and was cranking his fastball in the 95-96 range for much of the day. He had some control issue with his breaking balls, though I'm sure nerves had a little something to do with that. A couple things Pelfrey should keep in mind:
  1. He won't get 17 runs of support every game
  2. He won't win a lot of ballgames in which he walks more batters than he strikes out
Still, a win is a win, especially when it's your first. Here's to mnay more.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Jose Valentin, 25.1% WPA
  • Pitching: Mike Pelfrey, 0.7% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: David Wright, -2.9% WPA
  • Pitching: Aaron Heilman, 0.0% WPA

Game 4: Mets 7, Marlins 6

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Tom Glavine's line from Game 4:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
6.1   9   4   3   2   4   0   98-61   43
An uneven start from Glavine to close out the first half. He would have suffered his third loss of the season if not for the late-inning heroics of the Mets' offense, especially that of Mr. Wright.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: David Wright, 44.8% WPA
  • Pitching: Billy Wagner, 8.2% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Carlos Delgado, -15.1% WPA
  • Pitching: Chad Bradford, -19.8% WPA