Monday, April 12, 2010
Heres my week one Hero/Goat - My hero for the week is Jeff Francoeur. Howard Johnson said in the offseason that hes going to have a big year and he certainly has started it out big. 538 OBP for the week 4 BB and 2 K - not bad. An honorable mention should go to the bullpen which has been great. Johan had a bad game yesterday which we would hope would be few and far between but yesterday was one of them. The bullpen was very good though. If the Mets can get the usual Johan plus the way Neice and Big Pelf pitched this week and the bullpen can keep up what theyve been doing then pitching is not going to be as big of an issue as i thought it might be.
My goat of the week is Mike Jacobs. Yes - he hit a HR yesterday. But why do I have a terrible feeling that he he'll hit 20 HR and they'll all come in games that mean nothing. What i mean is that he'll strike out with 2 outs and the Mets down a run but a HR with up 4 or down 5. More than just not clutch - worthless. I would also mention Ollie - who better get his act together otherwise i have a feeling he'll be heading to the bullpen - but I feel like ill have so many opportunities to name him the goat of the week that ill just save it.
2 - 4 is not a good start. The schedule makers were very kind to the Mets and gave them an opportunity to have the strong start they so desperately wanted. The Marlins and the Nationals. They easily could have expected a 4- 2 record. Instead here they stand at 2 -4 and Santana just pitched. But lets try to remember that it is just 6 games into a very long season.
And finally - welcome back Jose - we missed you!
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