Gut Reaction: Mets 11, Giants 4 (6/23/17)

The Mets were quite happy to leave L.A. and they brought their bats with them as they ventured north to San Francisco, beating the Giants 11-4 in a game that was not that close.

  • The Mets pounded out 20 hits, with five different players getting three hits, including Asdrubal Cabrera, who made headlines earlier in the day for all of the wrong reasons. Cabrera was in the lineup at 2B and looked very comfortable there, including a nice play for the last out of the game.
  • Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda each homered for the Mets. Duda had three extra base hits and only the odd dimensions of AT&T Park kept him from a second homer, as he crushed a ball in the 9th inning that hit near the very top of the 25-foot wall out in RC.
  • Seth Lugo picked up the win. He was cruising through five innings and then the wheels fell off in the sixth. But by then the Mets had a nine-run lead and a few runs didn’t matter much.
  • Both Paul Sewald and Jerry Blevins got into the game to get the bad taste from Thursday out of their mouth.

8 comments for “Gut Reaction: Mets 11, Giants 4 (6/23/17)

  1. Metsense
    June 24, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Nice Offense! It is a minor complaint that Lugo with a large lead and a good pitch count heading into the sixth inning could not produce a quality start.
    Granderson has been playing well and needs to continue to get reps (along with Bruce) to showcase and enhance any trade interest. Conforto may temporarily lose at bats during the next month because of this. The big brouhaha about Cabrera and Reyes responds by going hit less taking at bats from TJ Rivera and the now demoted Cecchini. Reyes reminds me of the Bobby Abreu situation of a few years ago. Finally a late night win.

  2. Pete in Iowa
    June 24, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Yeah, way to go Cabrera.
    Suggestion: Take your suddenly-cement hands and concrete-filled shoes to second and pipe down. Maybe you can cover some ground and catch grounders there.
    Next suggestion: The Mets should “give you something” to make the move to third? Really. How about the $8.25 million they are “giving” you right now? Not enough apparently, even though no one else was willing to “give” you that much two winters ago.
    Next suggestion: Get real. Any credibility you had as a “good guy” and/or “veteran leader” went out the window with your public utterance of these demands.
    Should we have told him about moving him to second sooner? Certainly. But that’s no excuse to air your dirty laundry to the press when it’s the last thing this club needs.
    Hope the door don’t hit you on the a– on your way out…

    • Pat Bulgaro
      June 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

      I agree. If trading the crybaby doesn’t work maybe we we should put Alderson and Collins on the block and see what offers they generate

  3. Jim OMalley
    June 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

    If the Mets can string together a hood stretch between now and the AS Break, we might be able to build some value. Once you commit to a sell-off, the season becomes intriguing again.

    Also: Mr. Wright, please announce your retirement and lets get you assigned a productive spot in the organization.

    And: who do we have as potential new manager options?

    And again: We need more Texas Gus commentaries!!!!

    • June 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Perhaps we can make Wright the manager! Have him play a few seasons of Strat and hand him the keys.

    • TexasGusCC
      June 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Jim.

      Wright would make a good manager, but stars hardly ever manage right after their playing days. Usually there’s a few years’ gap.

  4. MattyMets
    June 24, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Start of a long win streak!

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