Freakin’ Love Turner

I don’t know what it is about Justin Turner but I root like hell for the kid. 

Maybe the white hot streak to start his season has something to do with it. Or the 2 HR’s he hit last nite. Maybe it’s just his all out hustle at all time.

He reminds me a little of a young Wally Backman. Neither is a guy blessed with ungodly talent or a great body. But both Backman and Turner will out work and out will their opponent.

Quick Hits:

• The Mets really punished Hansen to the tune of 7ER in 3.1 IP. I guess they were pissed off after not scoring for days lol

• Niese got another cheap win merely because his team erupted behind him. I don’t begrudge him the W since he’s been robbed too many times previous but the run support has camouflaged his less than mediocre pitching of late

9 Responses to “Freakin’ Love Turner”

  1. BlondiesJake Says:

    Great job by the offense. Love to see long balls from the law firm of Turner, Thole and Bay. Love to beat the Braves. Love to have a night free from HBS telling us what he knows about this team.

  2. Howard Says:

    By a very narrow vote of 4-3, doctors have decided to not unplug the respirator as of yet. Faint vital signs were detected. But the nurses are monitoring the patient on a 24 hour basis.

    A win this afternoon and there is at least the slightest of hope. Maybe we can then get a winning streak going especially with the Padres coming in for 4 games. And the Braves go to Florida. SF and AZ are also coming back to the pack.

    Lets Go Mets!

  3. Lord Charles Says:

    “Maybe we can then get a winning streak going especially with the Padres coming in for 4 games.”

    Hasn’t that been the story of this season? The team is declared dead, then rallies to put together a streak and restore hope. Then they falter again. And then they rally again.

    I’d be really surprised if this team doesn’t have another hot stretch or two left in them. But I’d be equally surprised if they don’t have a few more stumbles. Such is life with a young, flawed team who absolutely does not give up.

  4. Lord Charles Says:

    Though I will say this, if this recent stretch by Bay is more than just a hiccup, and is actually a sign that he has refound the ability that he had from before 2010, and Wright and Murphy stay productive, and Reyes ends his current funk quickly, then the Mets may still be able to score enough runs to make September at least slightly interesting.

  5. Howard Says:

    We can only hope Lord Charles. And with Atlanta losing Jurgens for who knows how long, that will help our pursuit of the Braves undoubtedly.

    I guess for anyone for is a huge Mets fan, we are just hoping that everything can come together and we can get on a real hot streak. We still have most of the entire month of August (including 3 more with the Braves at home) to get in position to make a run in September. We are going to need Niese, Gee, Dickey, Capuano, and yes Pelfrey to pitch the crap out of the ball for the next month and a half.

    Without hope what do you have? I can at least follow the Mets game today with some interest, not watching a dead carcass.

    Lets Go Mets!

  6. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Hope???…Really???.. “Ya Gotta Love Howard!”

    MLB had the game on last night and it was a fun one to watch as we really didn’t have to sweat it in the end.

    They announce the crowd ass 33,556. Can you guys who see them on tv all the time tell me what do you think the actual attendance is?

    I know alot of people leave their seats and walk the bridge and centerfield so it never looks crowded.

    How many people actually go to the games?..25K?

  7. ProfessorReyes Says:

    See that the thing I loved about Shea, you had to stay in your seat to watch the game. There was a lot of intelligent cheering, not just reacting to the crack of the bat.

    Who knows how many people were actually there, you just can’t base it on butts in the seats.

    I do know that Gary kind of lost the carbonation in his commentary last night.

  8. ProfessorReyes Says:

    I actually like the Gary/Ron combo better than the Gary/Keith combo.
    But all three together is still the best.

  9. BlondiesJake Says:

    The Good: Willie Harris finally got a pinch hit, albeit because his pathetic pop up into shallow center somehow landed on the grass.
    The Bad: He was hitting for Reyes, which means either Jose is hurt or sick.
    The Truly Awful But Highly Unlikely: Somehow Reyes made it through waivers and has been dealt.

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