Thursday, August 12, 2010
Showdown At The Not OK Corral: Mets V. Rockies - August 12, 2010
Here is today's matinee lineup against the Rockies:
1. Reyes SS
2. Martinez LF
3. Pagan RF
4. Davis 1B
5. Beltran CF
6. Hessman 3B
7. Thole C
8. Tejada 2B
9. Santana LSP
David Wright will finally take some pine. He has been awful. Yes, I know Francoeur is NY's favorite whipping boy, but Wright in his last 30 AB's has 2 hits. Yes, a whopping .066 batting average. His strikeouts are skyrocketing again, and now sits at 125.
The bigger question is who in the Mets family will challenge KRod to a Mets Vs. Family bout? "Frankie" was the unanimous winner in the brawl with his father in law. Rumor has it it will be Mike Pelfrey's one year old son, Chase.
In all seriousness, the Wilpon's need to show a backbone and administer punishment on Rodriguez. This isn't the first outburst by the volatile closer. He had run ins with Randy Nieman, Tony Bernazard, Brain Bruney, as well as being rude to reporters. Totally unacceptable, and he should be dealt with accordingly. Not that I have any faith in the manager nor the owners, but something must be done.
Sources: Adam Rubin, CBS Sportsline, Baseball Reference