By Mike Steffanos
Sorry again that my work schedule is hindering my ability to keep this blog as up to date as I would like to. I will be posting a piece from Dana Brand, the author of Mets Fan Book, which has now been published. One of the all too many things that I have not been able to have the time for lately is posting my review of Dana's wonderful book. I do recommend Dana's book wholeheartedly, by the way. Don't wait for me to review it to read it.
One of the big questions that we Mets fans are now beginning to bandy about is the question of which starters we want to see in the playoff rotation. Specifically, has Pedro Martinez shown enough yet to grab one of those spots? It's an interesting question, as Pedro has shown an awful lot in his first two outings. Still, he has yet to really dominate a game. He'll have probably 3 more starts to hone his game before the playoffs, and I'd really like to see him put it together before then. Better command of the curveball and the ability to put hitters away would be important signs.
Don't take that as me being down on Pedro -- I'm thrilled at what we've seen so far. What do you guys think?
Mets 3 - Astros 1
Played Saturday, September 8, 2007
Once again Tom Glavine struggled mightily at times in the middle of the season, and once again he rights the ship as the regular season wanes. Once again he is likely to surpass 200 innings. It's not necessarily always pretty, but it works.
|Tom Glavine (Last 5 Starts)|
|Season (30 Games)||182.1||83||80||189||82||58||18||3.95||1.35||18-12|
Mets 4 - Astros 1
Played Sunday, September 9, 2007
|Pedro Martinez (2-0)|
|Season (2 Games)||10||3||2||11||8||4||0||1.80||1.50||2-0|