Late Thursday night, after another big Mets’ win, word came down that Danny Muno was getting the call to the bigs.
It was not only significant in that the Mets are adding another body to the bench and taking one out of the pen, but the fact that it was Muno made it more interesting.
While we have seen Alderson trade imports like Zach Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud perform fairly well on the the big league level, Muno will give us a glimpse of Alderson’s draft acumen.
Muno, taken in the eight round of the 2011 draft, is the first Alderson draftee to make it to the Mets. Some could argue Matt Reynolds should have gotten the call, but I think since this will primarily be a bench role, and since he can swtich hit, he’s the guy.
Of course, we are not going to get a big enough sample size from Muno to see if Alderson got this one right, but it’s the start of the Alderson regime’s impact on the roster. For all the “reviving” Alderson has done around here, most of of these guys are from the Minaya era – including a certain Dark Knight – so now the Alderson era really gets under way.
Really nice win Thursday. Apologies for not blogging. I was dealing with the death of a very dear friend Thursday and also had to run out to the Rangers game. I realized about 2 a.m. Friday morning, I forgot to do a blog for the game.
At the Garden, I was able to keep tabs on things. Clearly, the biggest hit of the game was the Flores home run. Good for him, and Duda just keeps on raking. Keith touched on this the other night with Granderson, but maybe, just maybe, Curtis and the rest of these Mets are finally realizing how to play winning baseball at Citl Field. HRs are great, but doubles do the trick, too.
Not to get greedy, but with Colon, deGrom and Harvey up next for the Mets, we should – at the very least – take 3 of 4 from the Fish.
Speaking of Harvey and deGrom, if my math is right, they will pitch the first two games at the Stadium next weekend with Colon on Sunday.
Finally, while Gee wasn’t great Thursday, he kept us in the game. Still, two times through the rotation, the Mets have 7 wins and starters have six of them. It’s a pretty solid rotation, especially if Niese can be strong.
Finally, advice for Terry Collins: Don’t pitch to Giancarlo with a base open.
Let’s Go Mets
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