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June 4, 2004
BASEBALL: Shea It's Seo

I made it out to Shea last night for what turned out to be a remarkably fast-moving game, nosing the Mets above .500 with a victory over the defending champs. Jae Seo was in fine form, somehow surviving a brutal defensive infield with Piazza at first, Wigginton and second and Zeile at third. AJ Burnett was unimpressive in his return from surgery, getting cuffed around (with the help of Miguel Cabrera, who botched a key Ty Wigginton triple in the second inning, letting it roll past him to the wall).

Cliff Floyd attempted two stolen bases, which tells me two things: his legs are healthy again after last weekend's collision with Mike Cameron, and the Mets have very little respect for the Burnett/Mike Redmond battery.

I have to say, the Mets would really be in some deep trouble if they hadn't signed Kaz Matsui - not that he's been great, but with Jose Reyes shut down from rehabbing his hamstrings due to a bad back, it's a good thing the Mets weren't more reliant on Reyes. The team ought to just plug in Danny Garcia at second and see where it goes from there.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:53 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Well, if they hadn't signed Matsui, presumable they would have signed someone else to play 2B. Of course, in that case the SS would have been - Guttierez? McEwing? Rey Ordonez? OK, I see your point.

Posted by: Devin McCullen at June 4, 2004 1:12 PM
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