Pedro Feliz has always played Gold Glove worthy defense at 3rd, but just hasn't hit enough to receive the award (now there's a head scratcher). Well, this season Pete Happy is turning in a stellar campaign at the plate, batting .318 with an .810 OPS. He may not be hitting many homeruns (currently 3), but he does have 16 doubles. I'd much rather have a .300 hitter with "gap power" batting 7th in the lineup than a .250ish one who only hits about 15 homeruns. Pedro's bat has had a stabilizing effect at the bottom of the lineup, and finally he may hit enough to catch the eye of the voters and be honored with that prestigious fielding honor.
*Chan Ho Park seems to be settling in nicely to his relief role, as he's now worked 8 straight innings without allowing an earned run. Goes to show us bloggers sometimes do know what we're talking about, despite what the main stream media may say, because we were calling for Happ in rotation and Park in bullpen the entire time.
*The bullpen needed the day off today, because they logged an awful lot of innings over the Mets and BoSox series.
*Don't look know, but Ryan Howard is priming us for perhaps a long stretch of "Howards". His defense is slipping, but his power and strikeout prone swing remain. Cross your fingers and wait.
Screw the Mets:
It seems Francisco Rodriguez was destined to be a New York Met with his flamboyant celebration. He fits in perfectly with the excessively happy, one could even call him gay, Jose Reyes. The two of them sure can put on quite a show fist pumping, sky pointing, shouting, and hand jiving. Well, the Yankees Brian Bruney has seen enough of the gaiety and called him out on it this weekend. This infuriated K-Rod who then decided it was wise to confront Bruney prior to Sunday's game. This is just further evidence that the Mets are a classless organization with oversensitive players that can't handle what they dish out. I very much dislike the Yankees, but seeing them drub the Mets 15-0 yesterday with Johan on the mound is very gratifying. Message to Johan, Tatis, Reyes, K-Rod, and Beltran...just play the damn game!