Pedro Beato has been outstanding

Last night, Pedro Beato pitched two scoreless innings of relief of Mike Pelfrey, throwing 20 pitches, 15 of which were strikes.

He’s allowed just six hits and one unearned run in nine innings so far this season, while walking just one, and striking out six.

I love what I’ve seen so far from Beato, and that includes what I saw of his in Spring Training. He throws strikes, which is a breath of fresh air, and he throws hard. He got out of a tough jam in the sixth inning last night to keep the Mets in the game, inducing two ground balls to limit the damage.

I am actually a little surprised he’s had such good command thus far, given he has no major league experience coming into this season. If it continues, I don’t see how Terry Collins can keep him from pitching in more pressurized situations, especially with Bobby Parnell and most others struggling late in games.

Having said that, as SNY’s Ted Berg pointed out last night on Twitter, the Mets bullpen has pitched to a 2.08 ERA since Wednesday, which includes two doubleheaders. Even so, Beato has been the best pitcher on the staff so far, and I hope it continues, and he can make adjustments as the league adjusts to him.




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bradysucks
bradysucks

Amazing that the Jets drafted 3 receivers which was their biggest need and none of them could end up seeing playing time this year at WR

Sucks

Kerley & Decker had best stay healthy

HarthorneWingoStarr
HarthorneWingoStarr

Good luck, Shaq. Get yourself healthy. I look forward to seeing you put up some numbers for us next year.

Bytor
Bytor

So what are we left with making the final 53 at wr? Decker, Kerley, Nelson, Hill, Salas, Saunders. Looks like a solid squad to me. If Saunders is unable to go, Ford makes it. Boy that cleared up quickly. Of course Clyde will somehow find a way to cucaracha his way onto the roster.

jaym
jaym

FIRE BRADWAY

j_spikett
j_spikett

name ONE receiver from ucla that made an impact in the league.???i didn't think so. a waste of a draft pick. and then you have "too small" saunders. not only is he too small to play in this league as a WR but apparently he had someone else take his driver's test for him. did he go to the dame of notre? there was plenty of talent available at all positions at that choice early 4th round. to draft a special teams player at that spot was abysmal.

Mike Milea
Mike Milea

Nothing was made of this... the injury is that bad that he needs surgery? And no one made anything of it when it happened? I though I would have seen something like "Evan fell hard today at practice" "Evans seemingly in immense pain after hit from Landry"... I didn't see anything made of this guy's injury and all of a sudden he's having surgery... What the heck?

jenkins
jenkins

@Brendan The leagues trying to control some of the clutching and grabbing in the pre-season, but when the games count, the number of calls will drop  to  closer to normal. 


It's way out of line now. I think Jet fans won't like what Revis does to receivers now that he is the enemy twice a year.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan Is this the same Jeff Duncan that used to play for the Mets?

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan 

Roger Goodell is cool.  When I think about how to better the league, I think flag football.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Bytor I think Hakim has a chance to make it as a gunner.

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym Terry Bradway looks like he's Peter King's cousin. That can't be a good thing. 

HarthorneWingoStarr
HarthorneWingoStarr

@j_spikett Idiotic premise. If the GM and scouts see something they like in a kid they're supposed to pass on him simply because his college has not historically produced pro players at his position?!!? Under that "logic" one would never draft a kid from a small college.

Brendan
Brendan

@j_spikett Can we also point out that a Jets player had some sort of medical issue that impaired his driving, and you equate that to cheating a driver's test. Class, class, class. 

a57se
a57se

@Mike Milea 

Maybe that had to do with the guy hardly being noticed for anything else....

__fense
__fense

@Mike Milea It happened a couple of weeks ago, and it was already said that it was likely he'd be out for a considerable amount of time. I couldn't cite specific articles, but the fact that he had a serious injury was reported. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Mike Milea It really doesn't take a ton of force to jam a shoulder and tear something. He could have done it using his hand to try and keep himself from going down, rolled out of it and felt the pain, but kept practicing. Or a stiff arm where the guy gets too close to him and it jams his shoulder. Plays like that don't look like much at the time, but they can lead to torn rotator cuffs, labrums, etc. Shoulders suck, or at least mine do. 

RockyMountainJet
RockyMountainJet

@jsadolph @Brendan You know, I was just thinking that there weren't nearly enough penalties called last year. I am so glad that offenses will actually be able to move the ball down the field more efficiently with these penalties.

Bytor
Bytor

@Bent @Bytor I dunno, roster spots will be at a premium. I think they carry 4 rbs plus a fb. Someone has to do a roster prediction.

drjreefer
drjreefer

@a57se @Mike Milea 

Like OBJ besides running his mouth!


EDIT: and hurting his leg.

Brendan
Brendan

@BRO RALPH God dammit, you're correct. I guess we're going with JJ Stokes? 

Brendan
Brendan

@j_spikett I don't care if he cries when a strong breeze hits him, he put up 1332 yards and 9 TD's last year. 


You asked, and I answered. Just another brilliantly researched post by Spikett. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @BRO RALPH


Flipper Anderson (record holder single game yds)

Drew Bennett (had a 1000 yard season)

Jojo Townsell for the home fans


UCLA players soft?  I wouldn't call MJD "soft".

j_spikett
j_spikett

@Brendan @j_spikett apparantly idzid didn't care either. thats why you have to project how a player will do at the next level instead of being stupefied by his college stats.

bharper42
bharper42

@Bent @Brendan @BRO RALPH JoJo Townsell man that brings back the memories.  him, toon, walker, sohn.  Was he the #3 or was it sohn.  i forgot.  also gaffney.  that's a WR core.  

Brendan
Brendan

@j_spikett So if a player from School A busts, teams should never draft from School A again? 

Brendan
Brendan

@j_spikett I don't even know what this means. Evans didn't even have college stats that blew you away. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan @j_spikett 

With that line of thinking, we should always draft Notre Dame QB's because Paul Hornung, Joe Theismann and Joe Montana were really good.

Brendan
Brendan

@j_spikett Troy Aikman did okay. As did Jonathan Ogden and Carnell Lake. 

Brendan
Brendan

@j_spikett I'm fully aware of what the word means, I just don't know who would be stupefied by his college stats, since they weren't spectacular.