By Mike Steffanos
Mets 6 - Diamondbacks 3
First of all, a confession. I didn't get a chance to watch a lot of this game, not even listen to it on the radio. Hopefully one or more of the regular readers who saw more of the game will tell me about it in the comments.
Sounds like Jorge Sosa will get at least one more start here, and certainly seems to deserve it. I did watch a couple of his innings this morning and was impressed with the quality of his slider. My impression of Sosa was always of a guy trying to throw his straight fastball through a wall, and I forgot he had such a sharp slider. I pointed out in my profile of Sosa this spring that he only had one minor league season as a pitcher after being converted when he failed as an OF prospect. He looked more like a pitcher than a thrower last night, we can only hope that continues.
Pedro Feliciano had another strong inning without walking anyone. They really need him to step up and be the pitcher he was last year, and this is two encouraging appearances in a row for him. Heilman also has looked better in his two appearances this weekend.
I see Wright had a second consecutive oh-for, dropping his average under .250. I thought he was turning it around at the plate. At least I see he didn't strikeout. Perhaps someone could comment on how comfortable he looked at the plate last night. Back in spring training, if someone showed you these two lines:
.348/.407/.536 4 HR 18 RBI
and said that they reflected what Shawn Green and David Wright would be hitting on May 5, how many of us would have correctly picked which line went with which player?
|Jorge Sosa (1-0)|
|TOTAL (1 Game)||6.1||2||2||4||3||2||0||2.84||0.95||1-0|