he True Fans Bleed Blue and Orange: Mets even Spring record at 3-3h

Monday, March 06, 2006

Mets even Spring record at 3-3

After getting blown out in back to back games on Sunday the Mets took the field against the Cleveland Indians with only two guarenteed major leaguers in the starting lineup. Cliff Floyd hit a home run in the second inning, his first of the spring, and Paul LoDuca went 0-2 in his first 2 spring at bats. Lastings Milledge was put in during the later innings, and in his lone at bat he singled up the middle. Victor Diaz went 2-3 with a double and a run scored, and his RF rival, Xavier Nady, went 0-3. Jeff Keppinger went 2-4 with a double to the right field warning track to go along with a couple of nifty defensive plays. One of Keppinger's second base rivals played shortstop today, and Anderson Hernandez went 0-4. David Wright was given the day off. On the Indians Grady Sizemore had a great game, going 3-3 with 2 doubles and a solo shot to right field. That sure is good news for my fantasy team. One the mound was Tom Glavine who threw 3 impressive innings, allowing only one run. Bartolome Fortunato got the win pitching 1 1/3 innings surrendering only one hit and striking out one. Henry Owens was very impressive, and he earned the save. Owens got rave reviews from the two announces, one of which was former Met's General Manager, Steve Phillips. The two announcers agreed that if used correctly Owens could be a force in the bullpen, due to his corky delivery, good fastball, and nasty sinking pitch.

Personal notes:
1) I have never seen Anderson Hernandez get a hit on T.V. His one career hit was on the last game of the season, and I was at that game.
2) I have opened up a forum for both of my blogs. The link is in the sidebar, and right here.


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