|Photo: Daniel Murphy, eating sunflower seeds at 1st base.|
Dogs are only rewarded with a treat when they do something right; NOT when they keep crapping in the living room. Now if Danny is in the right spot for a cut off and upon return to the dugout Chip Hale throws him a chunk of jerky for knowing how to do his job, then fine. But does anyone think Murphy can handle holding a guy on first, pulling seeds out of his pocket and feeding himself like a baby bird while having any concept of what to do when the ball is put in play? If you think he can - then you, sir, are a fool!
Dickey pitched well but Hudson was better and so were the Braves' bats and bullpen. Tim Hudson is 140-2 in games when his team gives him 4 runs or more. That kind of stability must be nice. The Mets are now 9 games in back of the Braves for the Wild Card and the 2011 season is slipping away fast.