Game 1: Marlins 7, Mets 3
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 21And 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 67It'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.
- Hitting: Xavier Nady, 10.8% WPA
- Pitching: Darren Oliver, 6.0% WPA
- Hitting: Ramon Castro, -12.7% WPA
- Pitching: Jose Lima, -29.9% WPA
Game 2: Marlins 3, Mets 2
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 51Other 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.
- Hitting: Julio Franco, 23.3% WPA
- Pitching: Chad Bradford, 19.5% WPA
- Hitting: David Wright, -24.5% WPA
- Pitching: Pedro Feliciano, -7.5% WPA
Game 3: Mets 17, Marlins 3
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 46Not 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:
- He won't get 17 runs of support every game
- He won't win a lot of ballgames in which he walks more batters than he strikes out
- Hitting: Jose Valentin, 25.1% WPA
- Pitching: Mike Pelfrey, 0.7% WPA
- Hitting: David Wright, -2.9% WPA
- Pitching: Aaron Heilman, 0.0% WPA
Game 4: Mets 7, Marlins 6
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 43An 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.
- Hitting: David Wright, 44.8% WPA
- Pitching: Billy Wagner, 8.2% WPA
- Hitting: Carlos Delgado, -15.1% WPA
- Pitching: Chad Bradford, -19.8% WPA