Sunday, May 9, 2010

Because Catchers Are Really Cool

With the big Mets, both Rod Barajas and Henry Blanco hit walk-off home runs this weekend.  Unfortunately they were not in a position to save Oliver Perez today.

As for the minor league catchers, both Mike Nickeas (really!) and Josh Thole are doing well.  Mike Nickeas is 11-for-23 (a .478 average) in May.  He's probably going to get less playing time now that Omir Santos is in Binghamton, but for now he's getting lots of  attention.  You can go here, look for #50 in this video, and there's a quote from Nick here.  It's nice to finally see him hitting well.

Josh Thole, on the other hand, is only hitting .203 for the season.  He went 3-for-4 today and 1-for-3 yesterday, so maybe he's starting to heat up.  He hasn't been getting much attention but I'm sure he will soon.  If only because he's so gosh-darn adorable.

Today's Mets loss was kind of hard to swallow because they battled back and took the lead, but we have to remember they won the series.  They're only 2 games out of first place in a season when nobody expected them to be anywhere, even in the beginning of May.  There's still a lot more to prove, but so far the Mets have looked pretty good.  They start a series with the Nationals tomorrow.  The gNats have looked better than anybody could have imagined and are tied with the Mets in the standings.  If the Mets can take this series it would be big.

Again, I'm sorry about the lack of posting, but I've been very busy with school and softball and such.  Even if I'm not blogging I'll be on Twitter.

Let's Go Mets!

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