Game 2: Mets 2, Rockies 1
Orlando Hernandez's pitching line:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 7.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 100-65 72I don't want to say that I was partially responsible for this win, but I *did* break out my custom Endy Chavez t-shirt for the first time this season and, of course, my boy comes through in a big way with an earth-shattering, walk-off drag bunt that may not have even stopped rolling yet, more than two days later. The Mets, faced with their first extra inning game of the year (thanks to the mighty and well-rested bat of Damion Easley), sent the Shea faithful home happy on Tuesday night.
Be sure to check out the full game recap at MetsGeek.
- Hitting: Damion Easley, 48.8% WPA
- Pitching: Orlando Hernandez, 48.8% WPA
- Hitting: Moises Alou, -27.5% WPA
- Pitching: Billy Wagner, -14.7 WPA
Game 3: Rockies 11, Mets 5
Mike Pelfrey's pitching line:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 3.0 8 6 6 1 1 1 61-38 19Guh. I missed most of this game because it was played in the afternoon and MLB.tv doesn't allow me to watch local teams because it's a wretched piece of shit. It was just as well on this occasion, because there was really little worth watching. The game was technically out of reach after just a few innings as the Rockies got to Mike Pelfrey early and often, knocking him out of the game after just three innings. It was Pelfrey's second start of the season, neither of which has been impressive.
After Pelfrey was pulled from the game for being terrible, Aaron Sele came in and stunk it up some more. Before you knew it the score was 11-0 and the only thing I'm worried about is the Mets taking a serious hit in the run differential department. I mean, a loss is just a loss, and it's only going to count for one game in the standings if you lose a heartbreaker in extra innings or if you get blown out from the get-go.
Though the result was a slap in the face, there were a few good things that the Mets can hang their collective fedoras on. For one, Jose Reyes collected four hits -- including two doubles -- and is basically an unstoppable force right now, hitting .359/.440/.609 with 12 steals, 13 walks, 10 strikeouts, perfectly-groomed facial hair, you name it. Endy "My Man" Chavez picked up two hits in the two-hole, subbing for the old-but-still-mashing Moises Alou. Uhh, and Shawn Green continues to rake (!). Green is hitting .351/.419/.571, and is pretty clearly the surprise of the young season. He isn't going to hit .350 all year, and there's a marvelous chance that he won't even hit .300 considering he has only done so once in his career (.309 in 1999 with Toronto). He is walking at an acceptable rate and not striking out a whole lot, but if you knock his batting average down to .280, his .990 OPS falls pretty close to the .780-.800 level he seems to have settled into at this point in his performance arc.
Be sure to check out the full game recap at MetGeek. You know, if you're a glutton for punishment or something.
- Hitting: none
- Pitching: Ambiorix Burgos, 0.2% WPA
- Hitting: Carlos Delgado, -3.8% WPA
- Pitching: Mike Pelfrey, -31.8% WPA