This past week the Mets won the 2014 Subway Series 2 games to 2. How is that a win? Well, the Mets took two in Yankee Stadium, plus I consider a split to be a moral victory for the squad from Queens.
…Not to mention that, despite my apprehensions at how the Mets might screw it up, they gave Derek Jeter a nice “Go Away” gift.
But I promised heroes, and you shall get heroes… Relatively speaking, anyway.
In his Major League debut on Thursday, Jake deGrom went 7 innnings, gave up 4 hits and got 6 strikeouts… and unfortunately got no run support, so he lost 1-0.
He also got a hit in his first at-bat, which – sadly enough – ended up being the first hit by a Mets pitcher all season.
Rafael Montero made his Major League debut the day before deGrom and put in a decent performance, giving up 5 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings.
His misfortune was going up against Masahiro Tanaka, so he also lost his debut.
Daniel Murphy’s been hitting well lately.
During the 4 Subway Series games he batted .313 with a homer, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI.
Curtis Granderson enjoyed his two-day reunion with the short right field porch of Yankee Stadium. During those two games he went 4 for 8 with two homers, scored 3 runs and drove in 5 runs.
We won’t talk about what he did back at CitiField…
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 3.2 innings of one-hit relief to keep the Yankees from coming back TOO much in Tuesday’s slugfest.
I also promised Chris Tillman, and here he is:
Chris Tillman gets in here because I need to publish more Orioles customs, and he’s as good a candidate as any since he shut the Royals out on Friday night, getting his first career shutout and giving the bullpen a needed rest.
Unfortunately, after I made this card I’d realized that I had made a Tillman custom back in March:
…but I like the new one too much not to share it, so we’ll call it a short-printed parallel… despite the fact that I don’t really care for short-printed parallels.
O! The sacrifices one must make for one’s art.