Image via WikipediaNew York- Johan Santana’s (1-2) first start at Shea Stadium for the Mets didn’t go as planned. He took the loss after going 6.2 innings giving up six hits (three home runs), two walks, and five runs (four earned). He also had two wild pitches and seven strikeouts.
Ben Sheets (2-0) was the story of the day. He overcame some early trouble to pitch 7.2 innings while giving up five hits and two walks, and allowing three earned runs.
The Brewers had three home runs today by Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks, and Gabe Kapler. David Wright did hit a homer off Ben Sheets in the eighth but had two errors in the field.
The Brewers and Mets play the rubber game of the series tomorrow at 1:10pm with Oliver Perez (1-0) going against Jeff Suppan (1-0).
MLB Video Highlights
Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal writes about David Wright and his thoughts on “The Collapse” from last season and it’s root causes. Wright seems as baffled as the rest of us are about how fast the Mets lead disappeared last season. Read the full column here.
Source: WikipediaThis Sunday night CBS’ 60 Minutes interviews Sabermetrics-man Bill James. This episode airs Sunday March 30th at 7:00pm. For those of you under 50 years old, 60 Minutes is a news magazine format program. You can read a preview of the interview here.
James currently works for the Red Sox front office. He says in this interview that if he could pick a dream team that his first pick would be David Wright.
Thanks to Spot Starters for the heads up on this one.
ESPN’s Rob Neyer put together a list of his top 50 players over the next five years. David Wright is at the top of the list. While that’s a nice compliment for David, I’m not sure that I agree with that. When Miguel Cabrera is motivated, he and Alex Rodriguez are the best hitters in baseball. I was also surprised to see Ryan Howard at #45 on the list. He has to be higher than that! Anway, take a look at the full list here.
Pedro Martinez pitched five innings and gave up two runs. David Wright was 3 for 4 with a home run. You know that I’m getting antsy for some real games when I summarize a spring training game… See the full recap at MLB.com.
BaseballAnalysts.com does a nice job of rating the best young players in baseball. They rank the 25 year olds and then the 24 year olds. Wright and Reyes are numbers one and three respectively.