Post Game: Video and Quotes about Chris Carter

Last night in the eighth inning, Chris Carter had a pinch-hit, go-ahead, RBI double.

Jerry Manuel:  “I think he had a bat every since the third inning.  He’s a very focused individual.  We all feel he can add some spice to our life here.  It was good to see him come up in that situation and get a big hit in his first appearance as a Met, that was huge for us… In Spring Training, when we’d get a chance to pinch hit him in a game, he’s walking up and down the dugout, he’s a guy who wants to hit.  So, we’d always say, ‘Get the Animal ready,’ and he’s always ready.”

Ike Davis: “He’s just so positive all the time.  He gives 110 percent every time.  He’s really clutch.  He’s really intense, but it’s a good intensity.  He’s really into it.  He really wants to win and help the team… The don’t call him The Animal for nothing.”

Jon Niese:  “I just love watching him, because his passion for the game is second to none – and I just love watching him play.”

one at bat will not define who he is… but, it’s impossible to deny that his hit last night wasn’t exciting… and, i’m happy he’s on the team, and i hope he remains successful, because i think he’s going to be a player and a character that the team and we, as fans, rally around

To watch Carter’s hit, click play below – and be sure to notice the dugout as he rounds first base:




12 comments
Mike Kulpa
Mike Kulpa

 Why play him at all? Shut him down and work on getting better for next year.

David Ortiz
David Ortiz

I had athroscopic knee surgery last feb. It got increasingly worse from the initial injury to the point to where i had to do something. Ten months later im better but no where near 100%. Before the surgery the knee would not allow me do any of the leaping jumping or running these guys do. Forget cutting from side to side.

My advice is do the surgery . Prepare for the future. The rehab takes longer than is expected. Im not 100% but I am pain free.

1harris1
1harris1

It just doesn't sound good to be messing around with this, even if he's been "cleared" by the medical staff. It's not like they've been winning games with him in the lineup, playing his usual 35 plus minutes a night. Lord help this franchise if this injury becomes really serious.

Of course all tge papers are coming out today with the Mike Woodson comments concerning his take on the Knicks, now that the team is in LA to play the Clips. Woodson is too classy an individual to openly revel in the Knick failures this season. I didn't know that he actually lost 69 games as a rookie coach with the Hawks. I guess he can empathize with Fisher's plight. lol

raven6
raven6

I believe our medical staff concluded he can play. What is unbelievable why Fisher let him for 38 min in average instead of 32. I think it is against PJ philosophy. When Melo plays less, his defense and offense is better.

Jon Leech
Jon Leech

I don't understand why he needs to play the whole first quarter every single game.if it was me I would play him just 8 or 9 min a the first and every other quarter..i don't see any other players doing this too much just him

wingo43
wingo43

So it's not "soreness," it's more about "fatigue."   LOL.  There's not wrong with this doosh bag's knee.  He just doesn't want to be out on the court losing all the time.  


Hope we trade him asap.

Joshua Anselmo
Joshua Anselmo

Shut it down melo. Let's lock up the number 1 pick!

Why does the knicks always upset their fans? Can't you guys get a win for Pete's sake? Geez no wonder Philadelphia better than ya'll!!!! :(

raven6
raven6

@1harris1 truth, if he misses rest of the season, almost a year without games will do wonders for his body for next seasons.

wingo43
wingo43

@Jon Leech How about because we're paying him $124 million.  Besides, his minutes this year have been down.  He's only 30 years old and in the prime of his career.  

rico
rico

@BerryBeltran Hey the word optimistic and knicks were used in the same sentence.


So that happened.