Mets Beat Sloppy Padres 7-2 April 15, 2009

Flickr photo courtesy of Rafael Amado Deras

Flickr photo courtesy of Rafael Amado Deras

Oliver Perez did a great job tonight going 6 innings with 1 run on 3 hits and 2 BB’s. It’s amazing how different he can be from start to start. He threw a lot more changeup’s than he has in the past. And I noticed that he wasn’t rocking his upper body in the “bowing” motion that he started last season. Clearly, he’s still trying to figure things out. Hopefully, he’s got something that works now.

The Mets took advantage of some extremely sloppy play by the Padres in the seventh inning scoring four runs. The Padres were throwing the ball around the infield like little leaguers. The two walks and an infield hit didn’t help things either.

Carlos Delgado hit one out to the overhang porch in right field for his 471st career homer. Gary Sheffield got his first start in right field. It was pretty uneventful going 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored.

Daniel Murphy was absolutely brutal in left field blowing two plays. The league has already caught on to his defensive liability. The Padres were running on him in unusual situations. He also botched the easiest play he could make, he couldn’t even throw to home plate on a runner that was trying to score from second. He’s got no arm out there at all.

The Mets go to 4-4 on the season.

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2 thoughts on “Mets Beat Sloppy Padres 7-2 April 15, 2009

  1. MetStatHead

    An ugly win… But, a win is a win…

    Murphy was horrid in left field yet again… I still think he makes a better infielder and should be sent down to play a little 2B… But on the flip side Castillo looked great last night… He extended at bats and had a hit with a run scored…

    I don’t mean to harp on the issue, but once again the Mets corner outfield positions seem to be the weak spot… 0-2 from Sheff including hitting into a double play with bases loaded, no outs… Murphy making more mistakes in LF…

    I think all the teams in the league are beginning to see the chink in the Mets armor…

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      The corner outfield is the most likely acquisition target before the trade deadline in my mind. If Sheffield proves that he can hit he may become the everyday left fielder. He didn’t have any tough plays last night in the field, but he sure looks more comfortable and graceful out there than Murphy does.

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