Carter finally promoted to Mets

Posted: May 10, 2010 in Mets

It’s about time. A move I’ve been calling for since spring training has finally come to fruition. The Mets, whose bench has been a joke all year, called up Chris Carter from Triple-A Buffalo to replace the weak-hitting and over-the-hill Frank Catalanotto. Carter was batting .339 at Buffalo with an OPS over 1.000. He’s got an 11-game hitting streak and has pop in the bat, something the .163 hitting Cat couldn’t provide.
Tonight, the Mets fell to 17-15 with a 3-2 loss to the Nats. John Maine pitched well enough, allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings of work. The only runs came on back-to-back homers by Adam Kennedy and Ryan Zimmerman in the third.
The Mets had several opportunities to win this one, but couldn’t get the big hit when they needed it. Clueless Jerry Manuel inexplicably turned to the ice-cold Gary Matthews Jr. against lefty Doug Slaten after the Mets had put runners on first and third to start the seventh. Fernando Tatis should have gotten the call, and GMJ predictably struck out. Sometimes, O.K. most times, I don’t get Jerry’s managing. Matthews is terrible and shouldn’t be called upon in a big spot. I’d rather have seen Mike Pelfrey or Johan Santana hitting in that spot to be perfectly honest with you.
Matthews is now hitting under .140. The Mets got rid of Catalanotto, hopefully they’ll do the same with GMJ.

  1. gravediggerhebner says:

    Hooray! I can finally refer to someone I like as “CC.”

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