Take THAT Mariano!

Oh how sweet it is to watch Mariano blow a save. against the Mets - the first in 12 years! It woulda been better of we hung the L on him but Girardi knew better than to send him out for a second inning.  
(How’s that for unwarranted cockiness lol)

Big hit by Duda in the 9th and huge hit by Paulino. 

I had zero issue with Hale sending Duda, in fact I like the decision. There was chaos on the play after the ball got through the SS’s legs and when you’ve got a moment to seize victory with 2 outs in the 9th off Mariano you take the aggressive gamble.

Woulda liked to see Duda a little more aggressive at the plate - cause a collision or attempt to try and jar the ball loose - but maybe that’s being too critical.

Congratulations to Jason Bay for serving a solid single to right to win it in the 10th. That guy deserves a walk-off vs the yankees more than anyone.

BMF’s prediction of “a big hit from Bay” definitely came true but my “Big series from Pagan” was a complete bust of a prognostication.  

Frustrating game and series but nice to end with a W.

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The news is supposedly good re: Reyes’ hamstring - Grade 1 / mild strain. 

He hopes to play Tuesday, Collins sez maybe not till after All-Star. 

Of course knowing the Mets they’ll do their best to mishandle the situation so BMF is mentally preparing for the worst.

Happy 4th everyone - try not to blow any fingers off today! 

11 Responses to “Take THAT Mariano!”

  1. BrooklynBill Says:

    Happy 4th of July to my fellow blogging fanatics!

  2. Howard Says:

    Yes, Happy 4th of July to fellow Mets fans!

    We beat Mariano last night…. now lets take care of the Dodgers and close the gap with the Braves before the All-Star break.

  3. Original62Fan Says:

    Thank god Pena was playing shortstop. Those two boots were really EASY plays so you know Jeter would have made them, as the easy ones are all he can make.

  4. AJW Says:

    This is America’s 235th 4th of July weekend! What’s more American than beating the yanks!

  5. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Great great great win!!!

  6. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    That was a big win!…We really needed that for the mindset as we head for the “Dreaded West Coast Trip”

    We need to hold our own on this road trip bad!

    LETS GO METS!

  7. Met_Maven Says:

    Excellent win yesterday! Really showed what this team was made of. Even though last years team was over.500 at this point in the season, I think they would have lost a game like yesterdays! These boys have fight! And, ya know, luck!

    I feel so happy for Bay too. He really needed this and I love he got the winning hit.

    I think the Mets will go 4-3 on the trip and hopefully start off the 2nd half with a bang!

    Happy 4th everyone!

    LETS GO METS GO!

  8. Patrick Says:

    I wonder what these games would have been like back in 1985-1989? I wonder if it would have been all about the poor Yankees getting beat on by the Mets?

  9. Bay is BrooklynBill's Hero Says:

    Hey Howard, not a word about Bay?

    Hey JoMama, was that hit clutch enough for you?

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
    I’LL TRY TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE BOYS OUT HERE IN LA!
    LET’S GO METS!

  10. BrooklynBill Says:

    Easy now…Bay was my hero for a day!

    Glad to finally see some offensive production but he has a long way to go to get out of this fan’s doghouse…

  11. JoMama Says:

    Yes, that was clutch and he’s hitting with a bit more consistency. I didn’t watch a single game but “watched” on my phone…good stuff. Lets go Mets!

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