Like this season, he was hurt and didn't pitch in the playoffs, but that's probably who he meant.
I was thinking that he was an option and in the pen... but, you may be correct and by that point he was on the shelf. I remember he was sharing games with Pedro in the second half, and that Pedro was the clear leader between the two going on, whether or not Moyer was injured.
... And Martinez was playing that last game of the series on shear heart as he was reported to be ill. Have to tip my cap at that for sure... The team didn't quit; they were just beat by a hair or so... But the team was nowhere near as set up as this one is. That is not to say that they will even win a series... who knows how things will pan out... but they are stacked and well situated for a long run, IMO.
Sorry for any brain farts that I may have had in time lines... but I'm sure you got my point.
Yeah, he always do that, as does most of MLB. I'll admit Utley definitely takes it to the edge and then past it usually, but I love that on our team.
And yeah, I hope they do. He'll take in the back as he usually does. Then again, you're talking about the Mets, so obviously their pitchers don't feel the need to stand up for their teammates.
I actually don't get why people are criticizing the Mets for taking umbrage with it... they clearly still care enough to take umbrage. If they were packing it in, we wouldn't hear a peep from 'em.
And, to be clear, I have no problem with Utley making that play... people just need to respect the fact that if you're on the other side of that play you have the responsibility to stand up for/protect your teammates.
Originally Posted by CantSeeColors
RA Dickey doesn't exactly impart fear into batters, though. Even if he did, Utley would probably just be happy with himself for drawing a free pass.