Sunday, April 11, 2010
Week In Review
It was a tough opening week for Mets fans as they lost 2 of 3 to both the Nationals and Marlins. While this isn't the start they wanted there were some positives to take from it. The bullpen has looked very good so far. The starters for the most part have pitched well enough to keep the Mets in games. Jeff Franceour has been the hottest hitter to this point. Jose Reyes is back playing baseball. The biggest concerns are still John Maine and Oliver Perez and the Mets lineup. Gary Matthews Jr. is not Carlos Beltran, and I think Mets fans forget how great a hitter Beltran is and how his bat dramatically changes this lineup. Hopefully, Pagan will get some more playing time this week. The next problem is that Mike Jacobs and Fernando Tatis haven't been able to produce so far. Maine and Perez both have lost velocity which is a concern. They are going to have to pitch well for the Mets to have a shot this year. The good news is its still early, and with a roadtrip to Colorado and St. Louis, two teams expected to be in the playoffs, this week it will give the Mets a good test.