Archive for July, 2012

LA in NY in the Rain

Friday, July 20th, 2012

I swear I posted about yesterday’s game but somehow it never went through

Anyway let’s start the climb back to respectability with another win

Game thread…

Sweep or No Sweep?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

RA is on the bump so we may not need to score a lot to get this W

Game thread…

Where’s the O?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

If we’d generate any offense at all in the first 8 innings we’da won that game. 9th inning solo shots from Wright and Bay (!) got them within one but we’d leave with a 4-3 loss.

Chris Young did his thing again limiting the Nats to just 2 runs in 6IP. Actually he’d posted 5 shutout innings only to serve up a long ball in the 6th.

This solidified the book of CY - Great first 5 frames but surrenders runs in the 6th and/or 3rd time thru lineup. You can take that to the bank.

Having lost 6 straight we’re now 8 games out of first and 5 back in the WC. At just a game over .500 we now find ourselves closer to last than first.

Hard to imagine we don’t get swept today in a business man special.

Young Time

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Let’s Go Chris Young !!!!

Game thread…

Brutal

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

You gotta be kidding me with that game. 

It looked and felt like the Met bats would simply never show up last nite until (my boy) Jordany Valdespin pinch hit in the top of the 9th and deposited a 3 run bomb to give  us a lead… and then Parnell blew it. 

But by then the Mets had morphed back into the scrappy ‘12 Mets we love by scoring and taking the lead AGAIN in the 10th …

Only to turn BACK into the typical Mets losing the game on a WP from ‘86 baby Pedro Beato.

Brutal.

We’ve suddenly lost four in a row having gone 1-6 in the last 7.

This feels like the beginning of the end. 

I’ve been nervous before this season but it’s getting scary.

Here are 2 things that have gotta happen ASAP

• Lucas Duda has GOT to get back on the field and show us he can put a team on his back for a spell ( hate to put pressure on the kid but we need him) 

• Valdespin HAS to play every day. Enough with Bay already and forget Torres - LET THE KID PLAY!!!

Flat on Face

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Damn, a sweep in ATL is the last way we wanted to kick off the second half.

This series was like the old days of the Braves kicking our asses while everything goes wrong for us. Bad calls, bad breaks on balls that should be caught, bad outings from our top starters all while the Braves streak to 7 straight wins, the best in baseball, led on Sunday by… Ben Sheets?!?

This feels like a terrible omen and our squad is suddenly looking awfully soft. Murphy continues to regress after his brief hot streak and while its unfair to point fingers at Duda b/c he’s nursing a hamstring injury but we need the kid to step up and show us what he’s got. 

I’d love to see Lucas carry the team for at least a couple of games. Hell, I’ll take just 1 big game from him to get us going but I firmly believe he has the ability to put a team on his back and lead us from time to time. 

I know he’s still growing into his shoes a bit but there’s NO REASON this kid doesn’t dominate at this level. He’s just gotta believe and up his swagger.