Dear Matt Harvey: FUCK YOU.
Dear Jeurys Familia: FUCK YOU. I know this clot is WBC related.
Dear Mets: FUCK YOU. Can’t put it all on Harvey. The Mets got little leagued so hard last night. How old were you when you learned about the 1st & 3rd delayed double steal play? 7 years old? 8? Unfuckingbelievable!!! Simply amazin’. And with Villar on 3rd. Wow. The absolute littlest of the little league plays. That takes getting outcoahed to a whole new level.
Yo hit 3 (3!) dingers. Duda hit 2. Druubz hit 1. Even TDA had 1.
They were tape measure bombs. It was BP out there. All is well, right? Wrong! Harvey’s dead. He’s fucking dead. Tight hammy today. Updated to brain aneurysm tomorrow. Book it.
Also, let me be the first to point out that 14 runs on 7 dingers (20 hits) is pretty bad. I’m amazed at how many solo dingdongs there were.
Hey Harvey looked good. Hey we won 2 out of 3 from the Braves. All good, right? NO! Wrong. We can’t hit for shit. The Braves gifted us this game because they blow. We gifted them game 2 because Mets blow. Thankfully we’re used to the futility.
Also thanks to the rain, the stands were pretty empty. Sorry Harvey, your triumphant return was not a must-see event. Not in person, anyway. You’re not the king of New York. Remember pitching to pitch and win and not so you could be on magazine covers? #humble
What did you expect? You thought we could have nice things?
Harvey’s dead. We all figured it was some type of injury. It’s his shoulder. Yikes. Could be out for a while–maybe until next season. Maybe just 15 days. Further tests are needed.
deGrom knows how to pitch. He let up two solo dingers to Stanton but we had runs to spare and hedidn’t pitch to him with runners on. It’s NOT COMPLICATED!
Reyes hit two doubles and Flores hit two dingers (again). Grandy actually had a clutch hit. Fam with the save. We took care of the Marlins. We should’ve swept but we don’t know how to play sound baseball.
We’re more than halfway through. Things start to take shape now. It’s still not good to scoreboard watch. You should take care of your own. Do your job and it all falls into place. Buuuuuut: 4 games back behind Wsh. 4 games at home against Wsh. SO BIG!
The headline says it all, no? We were held completely in check by John Gant. Gant?! I fucking can’t. This guy actually used to be in the Mets organization. I think we got Uribe for him. Or Jelly? Or both? Gant & Whalen for Uribe & Jelly. Whatever. Not to mention their dogshit bullpen also made us look bad.
Good for Loney for straight up saying, “the rule needs to be adjusted.” Unbelievable way for the game to end. You can’t grab a guy’s legs but woooow the league really can’t it right. Utley gets us again!
Another rule that needs adjusting: Wasn’
t Gant’s delivery illegal? Give me a break.
Redemption for Matt! Redemption for Jeurys!
Hats off to Rene Rivera for taking charge behind the plate. Plawecki’s not hitting. TDA is dead. Rivera’s skills as a defenseman and game manager make him #1 in my current depth chart.
We’re not hitting. Without Cespedes, we’d be under .500 but hey we got him so it’s all good. Neil Walk-Year hit a solo dinger and we won 1-0, thanks to bounce-back performances by Harvey and Familia. They’re not all the way back, but this was a promising first step. If Harvey is the Dark Knight again, and Familia is the closer we know he can be, we’re back on pace for 100 wins.
It’d be nice to see more hitting–situational hitting, bunting, keeping the line moving, etc. Let’s see if Loney can provide that for us.
Pray for Harvey, yes yes. Tommy John takes two years. This is what Strasburg looked like for a while, too. It’ll be fine. DL him and let him recover.
But what about this lineup?
Curtis Granderson, RF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Michael Conforto, LF
Yoenis Cespedes, CF
Neil Walker, 2B
Eric Campbell, 1B
Kevin Plawecki, C
Ty Kelly, 3B
Matt Harvey, RHP
It’s not that sweet! Soup hit a meaningless dinger. But we’re not scoring. Pray for Duda. Pray for TDA. This lineup is NOT the juggernaut that our “on paper” lineup was. This is trouble. The Mets are looking into James Loney. Do something, Sandy! We really aren’t scoring. And we know TDA is dead forever.