Who Wants A Cookie?

I couldn’t think of a title, okay?

The
Mets lost today in a close game. They won the series against the
Brewers but this loss hurts. They had plenty of runners but couldn’t
drive them in. At the end of the game the Mets hit into some unlucky
double plays and they made the Brewer’s bullpen look really good.

Gary
Sheffield started again today but I really don’t know why. He doesn’t
have what he used to and Ryan Church and Daniel Murphy deserve the
starts more. Fernando Tatis started the game at second base. Luis
Castillo pinch hit at one point and bunted unsuccessfully. I understand
Luis likes to use his speed, but sometimes he really should just hit
the ball. I’m sick of the frustrating outs and close games.

The
Mets have tomorrow off to travel to St. Louis. That means this loss
will stick with me and frustrate me until I explode. BOOM!

Let’s Go Mets!

Line Of The Game

I had a good time at the game yesterday but that can’t be said for
anybody rooting for the Yankees. So, we left early and were listening
to the game on the radio when we heard John Sterling say this:


“It’s a grand slam! Oh, I’m sorry, Melky caught it and tossed it into the stands”

I
took a bunch of pictures of things that interested me. They aren’t
really of the stadium. Most of them are pics of Grady and Mark DeRosa
and other players on the Indians. Sadly, I didn’t get to see Joe. =(
(You can click on all of the pics for the full size)


There was hand-operated scoreboards on the walls below the bleachers on both right and left field.
In the top left corner you can see the clock that is one of only 2 clocks I saw on the scoreboard area.
The linescore was on the screen the entire time.
My only glimpse of Xavier. He spent the game in the dugout. I miss him.
Mark DeRosa
Grady Sizemore
They had an electronic scoreboard and clock on the screen.
There
was closed captioning for everything being said. It helped because the
sound system wasn’t too good and it was hard to understand some things
that were said.
During
lineups the closed captioning would say the players and their number
and then make it look like the fans liked all the players.

In
the top of the third inning there was a fight and the entire section I
was in turned around to watch. The section with the fight was basically
emptied by police.

Let’s Go Mets!

I Wish I Could Come

Joe Smith is back in New York for the Indians series against the
Yankees. And tonight he’s going out to dinner with Mikey P. and John
Maine. I only have one question. Why wasn’t I invited? I’m probably the
biggest Joe Smith fan out there and I’m probably the only person to own
a Mike Pelfrey jersey. Since I won’t be there I hope they have a nice
night and can catch up on everything that has happened. I wonder if Joe was at Mike’s wedding? hmmmm…

In other news that I am too exhausted to comment on:

  • Xavier is most likely out for the season with elbow surgery =(
  • Mike Pelfrey will miss his start on Sunday with forearm tendinitis but seems to be fine to make the start a week from today.
  • Brian Schneider went on the DL but the Mets didn’t use the opportunity to call up Mike Nickeas
  • Mike Nickeas is in AA and seems to be working as a mentor for the top catching prospect Josh Thole
  • Mike Nickeas is batting .125 but it’s the beginning of the season and I am sure he can do better than that.
  • I’m going to the Indians game today so hopefully Joe will pitch and Grady will play centerfield so I can be happy.

Let’s Go Mets!

Maybe It’s A Sign Of Things To Come

The Pirates did something they haven’t done since 1993. No, they
didn’t make it to the playoffs in the first 6 games of the season. They turned a triple play this afternoon.

With
Jesse Chavez on the mound in relief, Brandon Phillips walked and Jay
Bruce reached on an infield hit to put runners on first and second to
begin the eighth.

With Phillips and Bruce running on the pitch, Edwin Encarnacion lined softly to Jack Wilson at shortstop.

Wilson threw to Freddy Sanchez at second to retire Phillips, and
Sanchez threw on to Adam LaRoche to retire Bruce, completing the triple
play.

Pirates fans can only hope this means the rest of the year might go somewhat like 1993.

No Bullpen ——-> No Defense

Last year Johan Santana had to deal with pitching knowing he wasn’t
guaranteed the bullpen would hold his win for him. Today Johan had 13
strikeouts and didn’t allow any earned runs but still got the loss. His
ERA is somewhere around 0.71 but he still has a 1-1 record.

And
this brings us to Daniel Murphy. Daniel made the error that lead to the
2 unearned runs that lost the game. It came on a deep fly ball the
Murphy would have caught right at the wall, if he made the catch. I
know Daniel is new to the outfield but that was an easy catch. Later in
the game he made a nice running catch and I wondered how he could catch
that after missing the ball in the second inning.

haha. nick swisher and robinson cano just had a ground ball go under both of their gloves. and the official scoring was a hit.

The
Marlins have only one loss but should have 2 after today’s game. The
Mets fought back in the ninth to get one run and make sure they didn’t
look completely ridiculous. At one point I started to worry about the
Mets being no-hit. But luckily it didn’t happen. Johan gets the loss in
a 2-1 game where he didn’t give up any earned runs.

Mikey P. will throw the first regular season pitch in Citi Field tomorrow night.
Let’s Go Mets!

This Is The Best Book Ever

This morning I finished reading The Comeback Season
by Jennifer E. Smith. I can say that this is the best book I have read
in a long time. It’s about a 15 year old that’s just as obsessed with
baseball as I am. She’s a Cubs fan and of course, there are more
obstacles in her life. The summary from the book:

“The
last place Ryan Walsh should be this afternoon is on a train heading to
Wrigley Field. She should be in class, enduring yet another miserable
day of her first year of high school. But for once, Ryan isn’t thinking
about what she should be doing. She’s not worried about her lack of
friends, or her suffering math grade, or how it’s been five whole years
since the last time she was really and truly happy. Because she’s
finally returning to the place that her father loved, where the two of
them spent so many afternoons cheering on their team. And on this –
the fifth anniversary of his death — it feels like there’s nowhere
else in the world she should be.Ryan is once again filled with hope as
she makes her way to the game. Good luck is often hard to come by at a
place like Wrigley Field, but it’s on this day that she meets Nick, the
new kid from her school, who seems to love the Cubs nearly as much as
she does. But Nick carries with him a secret that makes Ryan wonder if
anyone can ever really escape their past, or believe in the promise of
those reassuring words: “Wait till next year.” Is it too much for Ryan
to hope that this year, this season, might be her comeback season?”

It’s a really good book and you should definitely read it.

Let’s Go Mets!

I Love Henrik Lundqvist

This is here so I have time to think of a real post.

(and I know the pic has nothing to do with henrik)

Let’s Go Mets!

This Is Cool

My favorite band playing one of the best songs ever:

Take Me Out To The Ballgame – Goo Goo Dolls

Let’s Go Mets!

… and Royals! (they’re playing the Yankees so I can watch)

Not Really Sure Where This Post Is Going

So, I’m not sure where this post is going to end up but I feel like posting.

For one thing, if I was given the choice
of Jake Peavy, Pedro Martinez, or Ben Sheets I would choose Jake Peavy
in less than a millisecond. As long as it didn’t require trading any of
my favorites.

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PEREZ!

Let’s Go Mets!

I Have Met Senses

In the past few days I have learned that I have incredible timing, when
it comes to baseball and players I like. If one of my siblings wants to
check the score of the Yankee game, I’ll quickly put the game on. But,
I tend to turn to the Yankee game when Xavier is at bat. Also, I put
the Mets game on after I showered yesterday afternoon and David had
just come to bat. This morning I was watching SportsCenter and looking
at the bottom line. It said something about surgery usually taking a
year to come back from so I rewind the TV to check who they are talking
about. And it’s Billy Wagner!

Poo Poo showed up yesterday. The
Mets will look to get back on track after their first loss of the
season. John Maine(r) takes on Anibal Sanchez at 7:10 PM. The game is
on SNY.

Let’s Go Mets!

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