I understand he's not the best hitting catcher in the league, or even the best defensive guy. He's been tucked away in the Expos/Nationals organization for years, but as a baseball writer you should probably have some idea of this guy.
Stud of the DayAs I said last night, I don't expect power out of Schneider, so it's odd when he hits a home run. It's even more odd to see him belt two. But I'm not complaining.
Brian Schneider -- who? -- belted a couple of solo home runs for the Mets on Thursday, which wasn't enough to get them back into first place in the NL East. But it did help them beat the Nationals and it did give them a little more breathing room in the battle for the NL wild card. It was Schneider's first multi-homer game since 2003. The Mets now have a 1 1/2-game wild-card cushion on the Brewers.