Beat Up by A’s

Admittedly I didn’t see last nite’s game as BMF was at Hofstra for the Empire Challenge aka Boomer (Esiason) Game which pits NYC’s best HS football players vs Long Island. LI won a great hard hitting game.

But here are a few thoughts:

• Gee was due to catch a flat tire one of these outings and it finally arrived last nite. In a way it’s good to get that first loss out of the way. No one goes undefeated so now we can get back to the business of being a young pitcher.

• Holy Crap J-Bay went 3-3 and was on base 4-4 with a monster blast?!?  Izzit possible he’s finally arriving in Flushing? I’ll gladly trade this loss to kick start Bay’s bat. I’m not holding my breath but I’m just saying.

Word is Pagan may begin sitting vs lefties? I guess if he’s only batting .128 (5-39) off southpaws this year but to me I want Pagan in there everyday. The guy makes things happen.

• Remember when David Wright and Ike Davis were on this team? 


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16 Responses to “Beat Up by A’s”

  1. Howard Says:

    I am glad that I am up early to comment first… This will be known as the Mets Era of players like Josh Thole, minor league players who the Mets hype up are their catchers of the future..Give me a break!

    This Mets team cannot win a freaking home game. The A’s, who stink by the way, travel cross country, and we get our asses kicked.

    On one hand you can say that we are only 6 out of the WC, on the other hand you can say that we are only better than 5 teams in the NL with the Nationals and Pirates having superior records.

    This season is done.. I look forward to next year with a lineup featuring Tejada at short, Hairston or Duda in right, Thole at catcher, bring back Eamus to play second, and the same losers of Carrasco and Acosta in middle relief with Parnell closing…… Priceless!!!

  2. BrooklynBill Says:

    Repeating my post from yesterday:

    Regarding Bay, even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut. Let’s see a trend before declaring him ‘back’.

    Entering today, there are only 2 teams in all of MLB that are playing .600 or better ball right now.

    Almost everyone is in the WC ‘hunt’! It’ll be interesting to see how Sandy’s SABR-Mets play it given how competitive and bunched up a majority of the teams are in the standings.

    Gee was overdue for a stinker I guess but if you ask me, looked like he was getting pinched by the HP ump to me.

  3. Helix Says:

    Who are we kidding?

  4. cleonjones Says:

    Tough game last night. OK everyone- lets stay postive- We will get the W tonight. Lets go Mets !!!!! Wow Bay had a good night.Maybe he is starting to heat up-Maybe…. RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES !

  5. ProfessorReyes Says:

    I agree with cleon about staying positive, take the season for what it’s worth, etc.

    I just get pissed off when we can’t get runners in from 2nd and 3rd,
    and by extension,
    can’t use the opportunity to beat up on crappy teams and move up a little.
    There were a couple of times we picked up a bad start with our bats, so I know we’re capable.

  6. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Here comes the FADE!…Dont look now but the real teams are coming…Turn out the lights!….Check the schedule!


  7. USMF Says:

    Happy Bay got some big hits last night…dude has had a ton of things wrong with him, but I think the biggest is confidence. Now that he’s started to get hits and now a couple of blasts, maybe he can relax a little and get back into producing on a regular basis.

    I like Bay and want to believe that he’s “back”, but last year and even this year in Huston, he’s had big power games and then dropped back down.

    Even though his power numbers was down last year, he still was on pace to get about 100RBI. HRs are nice, I’d take run production any night.

    Even though he hasn’t hit, Bay still plays hard and despite the jokes, he’s never had a bad attitude or complained about being benched or thought that he was being victimized.

    I’m starting to believe that the Mets rushed him back too soon. He missed half a season last year and only had a few rehab games after his injury before he was back in the line up. It’s obvious that not many players can miss a lot of time and come back with out missing a beat.

  8. JoMama Says:

    Quite honestly, I’ve been rooting for Bay since day one. I am done with this clown. For 2 seasons he’s been a complete bust - not like, mediocre bust, complete bust. Every time he has a good game or two last year, I felt like he was “back” and would get excited. Only to see him go 5 for his next 25, leave countless men on base and strike out on terrible pitches. The only way he gets out of my doghouse is when he’s consistently hitting for power and driving in runs - til then, I’m happier when he’s out of the lineup. Give the young guys a shot, at least they contribute.

  9. BlondiesJake Says:

    JoMama, your commentary makes no sense. How will we know if he’s back and contributing on a consistent basis if he’s not in the lineup? Since he is hitting, why wouldn’t he stay in the lineup so the team can decide if he really is getting back to what he has been in the past? I’ve decided you are the clown and will assume you are trying to amuse us when you post

  10. JoMama Says:

    BJ: It would be one thing if I actually gave a s**t about what you think but seeing as I don’t, feel free to name call as much as you want. It’s not me that looks like a clown.

    But to answer your asinine question: the same way thousands of players “right” themselves - by playing in AAA and consistently hitting down there. That’s what I suggest. So he’s “hitting” now according to your expert analysis? Please.

    Until last night, Bay hadn’t hit a HR since May 13 and an extra base hit since May 27. Let me break it down even further: he is hitting .174 with RISP and has a grand total of ZERO extra base hits in those situations. Further, with the bases loaded; he has zero hits of any kind. Point is, while he’s struggling and helping us lose games night in and night out, there could be at least 3-4 players that could be gaining much needed experience and contributing quite a bit more.

  11. ProfessorReyes Says:

    I told you, when they are that age and they start going, they keep going. They don’t come back. They look back over their shoulder once in a while, but they don’t turn around and come back. I know it’s sad, he’s a good guy, etc. etc., but he’s picking our pockets right now.

    You have to be special to keep a high level of top-money production consistently into your mid 30s and beyond.

  12. BlondiesJake Says:

    JoMama, I called you a clown because you called Bay a clown. But your arguments are pretty funny. Feel free to list position players who have been in MLB for years go down to AAA to try and recapture their stroke unless it’s an injury rehab situation.

    And you can quote all the stats you want, but in the past week he’s had a bunch of hits and last night showed some pop. I’m not an expert (though I played one on the radio) but getting hits is generally the basis for saying a player is hitting.

  13. BlondiesJake Says:

    P.S. If you want stats, since he sat down for a couple of days, he’s gone 12-34 (.355) with a HR and 5 RBIs in nine games. My guess is that would fit a lot of people’s definition of “hitting.”

  14. JoMama Says:

    So sit him down some more - you do realize how much this clown is getting paid, right? Just adds insult to injury. I’m a Mets fan first and foremost and had very high hopes for Bay last year. So far he’s a complete and total bust and earned the moniker of “clown.” As much as I touted his hustle, his D, when push comes to shove, the guy hasn’t produced and a few hits scattered across 120+ games is hardly what I would call “hitting.” Besides, 12 of 34 with how many RBI’s? How many of those 12 hits were soft singles in the gap? He’s batting cleanup today, let’s see what he does.

  15. BrooklynBill Says:

    You know me, I’m not much of a stats guys.

    BJ - your constant defense of the guy is amusing and beginning to be borderline whiny. The guy hits a solo shot when it was 7-1, big deal. Drop him to 8th I say…maybe then he’ll get on a little roll and garner some interest from some other dumb GM.

    ProfessorReyes - that is exactly what the other teams are saying when they play us!

    I am deeply, deeply depressed over the Ike news.

    btw - what a perfect name for a pitcher, Outman! Much better than Balfour.

  16. JoMama Says:

    BJ: 0-5 batting cleanup. Ya, he’s “hitting” all right. I don’t care what your rationale is, the guy doesn’t belong in the Bigs right now and is killing our team.

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