Just because we’ve been saying this all year, we’re going to beat this dead horse a little more. Hope to hear from our good friend and Pedro non-believer sux2lose, who warned us not to get too excited after only a few Pedro starts.
No one can deny what Pedro has done so far this year. No one. And if you do, you’ve got to be smoking some real good shit.
What most fans and the media saw in his final years with the Mets was an injured player dealing with an ailing, followed by the death of his father. What everyone failed to recognize was how healthy and mentally ready he was this year and what this guy is capable of when he is. Forgotten was the fighter that Pedro really was, even when he wasn’t 100%.
Proof of this was crystal clear in the World Baseball Classic, like it or not. Nay-sayers will say it’s only the WBC, it’s not a tell-tale sign, it’s against weak competition, yada yada yada. With a guy like Pedro, you can tell right away if he is or is not right, and boy was he right.
But seemed the Mets were more worried about the backlash that would happen if they did sign him and he flunked more than paying attention to how Pedro was pitching. Instead of giving him a shot, the Mets decided it was best to assemble a motley of shit by the names of Tim Redding, Freddy Garcia, and some other worthless garbage that flat out shit the bed.
This game against the Mets was symbolic, in true Pedro fashion, symbolic of what this season has come down to for the Mets. Pedro abused the Mets to mathematically eliminate them from any hopes, though we know the Mets were really eliminated months ago.
So far in 7 starts, Pedro is 5-0 and averaging almost a strike out per inning (34 K’s in 37.2 innings) with ridiculous numbers in his past 3 starts. He’s given the Phillies a chance to win in ALL his starts this year. And given that the Mets lead the league in walks, they can’t throw a fucking strike when they need to for the life of them, Pedro has only given up a measly 6 walks.
And at the end of the day, even if Pedro wasn’t doing this great, which he is by the way, this is a guy you want to take a chance with in the playoffs. You know he will empty the tank there. It’s just a shame we have to watch him win another ring for the Phillies. Nice job Mets!
Pedro, thanks for the closure knowing you can still roll with the best of them and for sticking it in the Mets asses! We believed in you! A class act all around.