Just back from the pool. Left with Mets up 2-0 bottom 6th. Returned to see they are down 4-3 in 7th and then failed to bring home tying run from 3rd. Asked GroteFan if Byrdak was hurt because don’t understand why TC would allow Ibanez and Chavez to homer against righties this late in game.
Yes, I was out and not connected to the game.
Been thinking about the TC this morning after 9 holes of golf as I walked into Home Depot.
I was trying to figure out if he was just trying to have a teachable moment with Chris Young? The problem is the guy is in his 9th Major League season, and starting his 143rd game, so we are not in the “teaching” stage anymore. So I’ve come to think that Terry just didn’t recognize that it was this spot, not some top of the 8th, or top 9 spot with Arod up and 2 on, but this spot, right now that the game rested on, and he blew it. Young had thrown close to 100 pitches but more importantly was going through that lineup for a 3rd time. If you don’t use the lefthander here, when do you use him exactly, especially when he had Thursday and Friday off, and I haven’t looked to see when he pitched prior to that.
This is a great example of how if this team doesn’t play perfectly, it doesn’t win. They go 1 for 14 with RISP and Duda didn’t catch that flight ball, and Rauch, well he was Rauch….
While TC gets a pass from me for his overall body of work, watching last night’s disaster, is cause for concern.
We’ll see how they bounce back tonight.
I’m the one always saying that managers are too quick to yank a starter pitching well and replace him with a journeyman reliever who is in that role precisely because he is not good enough to start. In this case however I was screaming for TC to take Young out after the Swisher at bat. It was everything - pitch count rising, lefty coming up etc. but more than anything it was the obvious psychological balloon burst when Swisher’s routine fly ball turned into a double (time for my weekly potshot at the joke that is “official” scoring - by literally running away from a ball hit almost directly at him and then flopping on his face trying to finally run towards it he kept himself from getting an error. Had he only misplayed it a little instead of a lot he might have gotten one - I love “official” scoring rules) you knew Young was done mentally and thus physically too. As proven 10 seconds later. Who thought young would get Ibanez out? TC and no one else I guess.
Dickey has to have a bad outing coming soon right? Please don’t be tonight.
I look at it this way.
1-The skanks are *supposed* to win. This is *supposed* to be a no-doubter for them. And we’ve been bringing our game to them, and bringing out the worst in them, against all odds.
2-Glad to see Chris Young looking so damn good (admit it, he did for 99% of his outing) on a national stage.
No matter what, I’m going to remember this year for a long time. In fact I’ve been having too much fun watching what-the-hell baseball, to post!
Collins made a mistake.. He knew it..only human to get wrapped in this series against the Yankees…we have a bunch of young players, our farm system is going good this is how I believe most Mets fans want it. I see the Yankees going back to the old “steiinbrenner sucks days” and “im going to move the team to New Jersey” tirades of the past…Pretty soon no more Jeter, no more Arod and then they’ll be futile attempts to bring in that big free agent…Yankees getting lucky with farm hands like williams, rivera and jeter not likely to happen.. I see our team on our way to good and properous years..Collins and Alderson doing well