Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Mets not concerned with Hanley's arm raise
By Matt Ehalt
The Mets took notice that Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez showboated after getting the Marlins' first hit of the night Monday -- they just frankly didn't care.
With two outs in the fourth inning, Ramirez singled to right field against Mets starter Chris Capuano and as Ramirez ran down to first he held his left arm up in the air until he reached the bag.
While some teams might have problems, the Mets chalked it up to Hanley being Hanley.
"Some people take offense to that. That’s who he is and part of his flare, whatever you want to call it. I don’t pay attention to it as a pitcher, I don’t take offense to it," Capuano said. "I’m out there trying to make pitches, I had him 1-2 there, I had him in a situation where I really should have put him away and he went down and hit a pretty good pitch, I tip my hat.”
Added catcher Josh Thole: "That's his game, we know that. If it was a guy that had 120 hits in the big leagues, it might be a different story, but for a guy that has 1,000 hits, you can pretty much do what you want."