Recap: The Essential Jerry Manuel from Yesterday's Win

PolaroidTrimmedFollowing yesterday’s win against the Rockies, Mets manager Jerry Manuel talked to reporters and essentially said:

  • Mike Pelfrey has had three good starts in a row, including his last Spring Training start.  He’s been impressive.  He’s doing a good job keeping his secondary pitches down. 
  • The Mets needed a game like yesterday.
  • Pitching sets the tone for this team.
  • He hopes pitching, like Pelfrey pitched, is contagious.
  • He doesn’t mind aggressive base running, but his team must be smarter about it.
  • “If you’re gonna be a fastbreak team, you’ve to expect turnovers.  It’s the same for us.  if we’re gonna be a running team, we’re gonna run in to some bad situations.”
  • There was no sign given when Luis Castillo got tagged out trying to steal second base, while Jose Reyes did not attempt to simultaneously steal third.
  • This team has enough character to handle difficult situations.

To listen Manuel’s entire talk with reporters, click play below:

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