Epic Comeback

7-0. When the Mets are losing 7-0 the game is pretty much over… or so we thought. 

Turns out Terry Collins troops picked themselves up off after Pelfrey got hammered and scored 3, 4 and 2 runs in separate innings to actually take a 2 run lead! 

I swear I would’ve bet everything I had this game was over.

K-Rod gave 1 run back but the lead and comeback stood as the Mets.

Mad Prop Dept of the Day:

- Beltran who doubled and homered to produce 4 RBIs pushing his avg to .288

- Tejada who finished with 3 ribbies himself and is currently batting .313

- The middle relief of Byrdak, Parnell and Izzy who held the Bucs in check allowing the comeback to materialize.

Post props I gotta say Pelfrey has been regressing the last 2 games. Thursday felt like he wasn’t ready from the start. As if it was an 11A Patriots day game that was simply too early for his biological clock.

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Back to Props for Justin Turner who was named the National League’s rookie of the month for May.

Young Justin hit .325 with 27 hits in 83 AB’s w/ 8 doubles, HR and 20 RBI 

Freakin love this kid!

20 Responses to “Epic Comeback”

  1. BMF has multiple personality disorder Says:

    BMF, you just posted “Post props I gotta say Pelfrey has been regressing the last 2 games. Thursday felt like he wasn’t ready from the start. As if it was an 11A Patriots day game that was simply too early for his biological clock.”

    Interesting, because in your post on May 29, you said you were impressed with him… Don’t believe me? Here it is copied from the May 29th, 2011 posting right here on BMF:

    “Pelfrey deserved the W, took the ND, and impressed me with his game.”

    “BMF had sick seats behind home plate so I got an up close look at Pelf’s 6K’s but his best moment came when he kept it together mentally in the 4th. It was 2 out bases empty before a double and walk prompted a visit to the Mound. Moments after Warthen left Pelfrey dropped the ball balking runners to 2nd and 3rd. It was a classic moment where he’d get pissed at himself, stomp around, tongue licking in the wind and give up a big hit. But not this time. Pelfrey kept it together and got Domonic Brown to ground to short.

    That’s a great sign for the future. As soon an Pelfrey harnesses the mental aspect - LOOK OUT!”

    Clearly this is you saying how Pelf has regressed, by praising him for not melting down last week.

    BMF puts up more waffles than a waffle house.

  2. ProfessorReyes Says:

    talk about MPD…. who goes fishing through old posts to grab sound bites?

    “Clearly,” “BMF has mpd” needs assistance in distinguishing posts about single game performances, from posts about CLAIRVOYANCE.

    Anyway, yes, I give big props to the middle relievers on this one. Whatever else is going on with this team, it is a very good thing to know other teams can’t automatically heave a sigh of relief when the starter is taken out.

  3. cleonjones Says:

    Excellent win yesterday. Props out to Justin Turner- keep up the good work. Lets take two out of three from the hated Braves. Lets go Mets !!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. Don’t trade Reyes !!!!!!!!!! :)

  4. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    “BMF has MPD”: so, let’s get this straight– you post under a different name with every post, and yet it’s BMF with the multiple personality disorder???????

  5. USMF Says:

    I think it’s Pelf who has the MPD…so Pelf looks horrible in April, looks great in May, and now gets molested in his first start in June…hopefully this trend doesn’t continue.

    For the record, the Rats aren’t a bad team, they’re not great, but not bad. They have a ton of young talent in the rotation and some young hitters on the horizon. It’s good that after 20 years and a great new park that they may have figured out how to build a team.

    In reality , there are even a ton of teams to get “fat” off of either. It seems that the other than the Phils, Cards, Florida and the ATL, the rest of the league is in the same boat the Mets are in. They all got positives and some good players, but they all also have holes that could easily sabotage the reason.

  6. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    The story of this game to me, after the comeback of course, was Terry’s out of the box managing with Cappy to bunt, then pulling him out to put in Thole to drive in the run, etc etc. What anutty inning! Very interesting to see him put down the playbook lately and get creative. I like it. Of course no amount of managerial stunts can make someone hit if they can’t, etc. But I like that recently he’s been willing to try things out.

    Now the noise on the radio is, “Trade Wright to keep Reyes.” How about keeping BOTH? So ridiculous.

  7. USMF Says:

    I say, Keep Reyes, keep Wright, if you can’t trade K-Rod, then negotiate a extension that gives him more years, but avoids that stupid 18mil option. But I’d almost rather keep K-Rod, dude is a work horse and is still one of the best closers in the game. If he’s gone, our best option to close is Beato or Mejia. Neither is ready (Mejia is getting TJ) so it’ll be a couple of years for either of them.

    Trade Beltran, trade Pelf and see what you can get for Murphy, Parnell, Duda, F-Mart and Pagan.

    Oh yeah, Release Harris and Hairston.

  8. JoMama Says:

    First of all, we know by this point in the season that Pelf can’t really be counted on. He’s either good or bad, there really is no in-between - this is not a good sign for a pitcher, particularly your “ace” (this is comical for so many reasons).

    Second, of course everyone would love to keep Wright and Reyes but the reason all this “trade Wright” stuff is coming out is because it’s really one or the other. Everyone is so high on Reyes right now but recall the last 3-4 years? The guy was essentially useless - he’s either 100% and a beast or 95% and awful. How quickly Met fans forget how brittle this guy is. At least Wright is consistent - consistently just a bit over average but at least he plays in 130+ games a season. Reyes is great now but in two weeks could get another mysterious injury and be shelved for the rest of the season. Don’t get me wrong, he’s one of my favorite players on the team but again, it’s all or nothing with him.

  9. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Last time I checked EVERYONE on our team could get a mysterious injury and be out indefinitely. Remember Ike’s little calf strain and Wright’s tweaked back? And on and on and on. I think it’s crazy that Reyes is seen to be fragile when every single guy on the team has also been out with one or more injuries over the past 4 years.

    How was Reyes “useless?” What stats is that based on?

    I’m not saying he’s perfect, but c’mon—the guy has not been useless. Even in 2007 when he ended the season poorly, the guy stole 78 bases! Does anyone think that Ruben Tejada is going to steal half that many if he replaces Reyes?

  10. USMF Says:

    Talk about quickly forgetting…

    From 05-08 Reyes played in 633 games. hardly brittle

    In 09, the Mets made what would have been a two week stint on the DL in to a season ending surgery.

    In 2010, Reyes had a freak thyroid problem…not worthy of the term “brittle” he came back a little slow, probably because of not playing ball in over a year. Reyes did have a strained oblique, which Jerry tried to make worse by playing Reyes instead of giving him a few days off to recover.

    But even with all that, Reyes hit .282- 29 dbls - 10 triples and 11 HRs and stole 30 basses. The only thing that was down was his BB’s. Reyes still ranked as one of the top SS in the games. That’s hardly what I’d call “95% and awful”. If that’s awful, it’s because Reyes is so good, that in a great year for most is a bad year for him.

    The real reason the rags are talking about trading Wright is because Adam Rubin pulled the idea out of his @ss after talking to some “Mets” source who said the team wants to keep Reyes.

    Everyone in the Press has just assumed that they can’t keep Reyes, and assumed that Reyes isn’t a Sandy type of player. Then because somebody told somebody else that they want to keep Reyes, then the Press assumed that that means they have to trade Wright. The Rags love coming up with BS to sell papers and air time and all you sheep eat it up like it’s gospel.

  11. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Yes, we are all sheep in the BMF barnyard, awed daily by USMF’s superior genius.

    **rolls eyes**

    Agree about Reyes—but don’t see why the rest of us deserve to be derided by you. Not necessary.

  12. Met_Maven Says:

    Don’t know how many ppl on here follow The 7 Line, but tonight is “Don’t Trade Reyes” night on the Shea Bridge. http://www.the7line.blogspot.com/

    As USMF pointed out, Reyes is essentially the lifeblood of this team. I doubt they’d trade Wright, but right now us fans should do whatever we can to keep Reyes here. Send letters, e-mails, shout it out at the games (those who go) and fight to keep him here!

    LET’S GO METS GO!

  13. BrooklynBill Says:

    I’m with JoMama. I think Reyes is a real nice player but he is absolutely tradeable. I want him at the right price…I’m not drunk on the last 50 games or so. The Reyes who is prone to mental lapses, falling in love with the HR, and an occasional bout of ‘pop-up-itis’ is lurking in the shadows, waiting to cash-in on a fat pay day to come out! Flip’m for prospects if the price gets run up & try signing on the open market I say. Then again, probably a good reason why I’m not a baseball GM :)

    Wright’s injury may have had an effect on his recent performance but, he is basically a ‘good’ fielding 3B who crushes LH pitching, and happens to be a pretty boy who makes it convenient for him to be the face of the franchise but, let’s face it already - it’s not his team, he is also easily tradeable, in my opinion.

    When both are traded, the emergence of Ike Davis as a young star will help ease the pain of the fans.

  14. ProfessorReyes Says:

    I’m sticking with my “bird in the hand” viewpoint. It’s so easy to look at Reyes as one giant curvy dollar sign bobbing around the bases, like those cartoons where the wolf sees a raw steak standing there.

    But look at the history of guys coming to Mets Acres to retire and take it easy, and perform well below their sparklingness when they were on their former team. I don’t even have to mention the 2 that stand out this year.

    1) Forget this year, 2) there’s no Cliff or Doc out there, and 3) we do have pitching and hitting coming back, plus prospects. A while ago now I think Sandy squelched the “we can’t afford him” talk by saying the payroll would stay between $100-140 M.

  15. ProfessorReyes Says:

    Gotta get away from that roller coaster Pittsburgh series….getting ready for a weekend trip to Cooperstown, son is playing at Beaver Valley on Saturday, then Doubleday on Sunday. Meaningless games but really looking forward to it. He’s ticked that he’s only coming in as a closer on Saturday to be saved for the season start on Wednesday. I hope I’m bringing back fond memories for some of you.
    I’ll be keeping tabs on the Atlanta game via gameday :-(

  16. MetFanDan Says:

    Any BMFers going to the game tonight ??? Will be in McFaddens at 5:30 or so making 2011 debut at the friendly confines to see los mets torch the bravos.

    LET’S GO METS !!!

  17. USMF Says:

    I don’t speak in “superior genius”, but I do speak in facts…facts that nobody can or will challenge in. (although I do it with poor spelling and worse grammar, luckily the world is dumbing down to my level)

    I never said anything about being BMF’s sheep, in fact most people believe that BMF is in a stable of his own.

    But I have no problem dropping some wisdom down when it’s needed. Yes, some of you are sheep…every time you read the Post, or the Times or any of the other Rags and believe that the people writing those words are using any sort of intellect or integrity. Same goes for any of those load mouths on TV and Radio. These ass holes have no great incite, they’re just saying sh!t because they know you read it and believe it. It’s all about selling you to their customers…There’s a lot of competition in NY Media, they gotta do something to get your attention.

    I say the same thing to anyone who watches Fox News, MSNBC or CNN…it’s all the same BS, it’s not about a political agenda, it’s about how best to make money for themselves. What even happened to thinking for ourselves and questioning authority?

    For some reason you seem to get very easily bothered and offended at what I say, even when I’ve never directed anything towards you. I guess that just speaks to the type of person you are.

  18. JoMama Says:

    Listen, I have no issues with people refuting my logic or opinion - that’s fine, but USMF your tone is belittling and quite frankly, irritating. You can spout off Reyes’ numbers to me all day, but I actually watch the games (I’d say on average, 90%-95% of them each season) so I know what I see. And what I see is a guy, when stacked in a good lineup AND 100%, one of the best SS’s out there. His D will always be mediocre most of the times and he occasionally falls asleep but when he’s hot, there’s no one better. I’m not saying we should trade him, on the contrary, I would love it if we could keep him, but $ issues and health lead me to think that it’s not the end of the world if we lose him. And just so you know, I’m all the way out here in Seattle and I don’t read the Post or the Daily News - I actually get my info mostly from blogs and what I see with my own two eyes (sure, commentary from Gary, Keith and Ron helps). So I’m not jaded into thinking these “writers” know anything. Either way, I just want to see my team WIN, I’m tired of the last few years.

  19. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    The Mets set a Major League record tonight, becoming the first team in the history of the game with sixth straight home losses where they’ve led in the seventh inning or later.

  20. GMZ Says:

    It’s a shutout! Jason Vargas sends his love!!! Remember him? The number 5 for the best staff in MLB!

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