Archive for May, 2012

Mets v Bucs

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Back to the safety of the Senior Circuit

Game thread…

Game Salvaged in Toronto

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Man, that was a tough series. Interleague play is always a strange animal but playing in SkyDome (sorry I’m old skool) feels stranger than most AL stadiums.

BAXTER
First of all, Mike Baxter is the freakin’ MAN. The kid has done nothing but hit and contribute since he put on a Met uni and Sun was no different as he went 3-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored to raise his avg to .390.

It’s crazy to look at the box score and see Baxter hitting .390 followed by Wright batting .412. 
 
NO CATCH 
Nieuwenhuis caught a break when the ump Colby Rasmus didn’t catch Kirk’s shallow fly to right. Rasmus made the catch but the ball trickled out when he began to transfer to his bare hand. Kirk, to his credit hustled it into second, but if you ask me that’s an out. 

I know technically you’re supposed to take ball out of mitt and still maintain possession but a play like that falls under the “25 Dudes” rule to me: if 25 impartial dudes in a bar agree he caught the ball than he caught the ball.

IKE
Ike got a hit but the whispers of a minor league demotion are beginning to strengthen and BMF is all for it. He’s waay to deep in his own head at this point and a change of scenery where he can allow some of the pressure to subside may be the best medicine.

Francisco
FrankFranc was extra fired up facing his old team and while the inning started out looking like another blown save when the 1st 2 batters reached, but then it suddenly clicked and he K’d the next 3 to close it out - BIG game for FF.

Mets v Jays Game 2

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Well sat has to be a better game than fri nite… Right?

With a Morrow v Bautista matchup and Wright on the bench sick it’s not gonna be easy

Game thread…

14-5 !

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

OUCH!!!

Mets at Skydome

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Game thread…

Wright has Risen

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Considering he’s only 29 years old David Wright sure has had a long career of ups and downs in the glare of the NY spotlight. 

First he was a hot shot rookie, a guy who could save the franchise. Then he plummeted into a vortex that swallowed his power and swagger.

But now he’s BACK. The real Mr Met is leading the team to a shockingly competitive season, he’s standing up to his skipper in the most demonstrative yet respectful way I’ve ever seen. But best of all he’s hitting .411 for cryin’ out !!!

When was the last time a Met was batting .411 in mid May? I’d venture to guess maybe Olerud got close but I certainly don’t remember if anyone ever hit .411 after May 15th.

As for the game I was shocked to see the Mets roar back against 2 previously unscored upon relievers even though the run off Chapman was unearned. Still i’ll take it. 

Dickey was both nasty and wild, which is effective if you’re throwing a knuckler, but I’ve come to expect that from RA. FrancFrank on the other hand has trained me to expect blown saves but he successfully closed the door despite allowing a hit and a walk he didn’t surrender a run.

Hopefully this will stabilize him and he can get back to early season form.