1969 World Series Rematch


I can’t believe it. An enjoyable lineup. A healthy Duda. Is that for real? And no more Parnell? He was placed on the DL with a case of blows-at-pitching.

Flores at SS and Murph at 3B is pretty shitty. Jelly is our best 2B hands down. At least at 3rd base, Murph won’t throw to 3rd base…then again, you never know what he’ll do.

2 games. deGrom and Thor will try their luck against Crash Davis. Cespedes will be in a baby AL park again. By the way, before Cespedes’ oppo blast at Shitti, when was the last oppo blast? Was it Wright? Beltran? Cespedes really embarrasses our team of wimps.

Can we win on the road? So far, no. We blow.

Happy Recap: Mets Win, Baltimore Riots

Mets 5, Orioles 1

Holy shit there, B-more, calm down. I know you got swept by the Mets but do you really need to riot over that? Oh, did something else happen? Hmm, what? No, I don’t watch the news, I just take the government’s word for things…

The Mets came alive with the long ball a little bit. Grandy hit one–at this rate he’ll catch Nelson Cruz (who we decided wasn’t a good fit for us) in no time! Herrera hit one–Murphy will probably be traded soon. Oh, wait, no, they’ll just let him walk and get nothing for him. The Mets actually managed to score runs in multiple innings! WOW! I didn’t know they could do that.

deGrom was deBest again, striking out 9 and only allowing 1 run in 7 innings. He used his off-speed pitches more, including one that struck out Crash Davis with the bases loaded, ending the 5th inning threat.

With 3 outs to go in a non-save situation, Collins brought in Bighat. I liked the move. Then, after an innocuous first two batters (an infield single on a hard hit ball that Murph knocked down and a fielder’s choice that got the lead runner), Collins yanked Bighat and brought in Familia, still in a non-save situation. WHY!? “Blow out all their arms!” -The leprechaun on Collins’s shoulder. I guess we have a day off but jeeez, Terry.

Our pitching is SO GOOD. It’d be such a fucking shame to waste it. It’s so heartbreaking when we lose games 1-0, which happens way too often. We really should have 20 wins already.

The Mets announced that Wright will likely be back on May 15, but they didn’t mention which year.

Also, I want to point out something I’ve been saying for a week: Duda is great. He’s not on the chopping block, duhhh. He’s the furthest position player from it. But the Mets haven’t scored in forever and Duda is a part of that. His avg is under .300 now. He didn’t do shit at Yankee Stadium (where sweet, little old ladies go to hit dingers), and he really hasn’t hit since the win streak ended. It could be related to a lack of D-Wright and talent in the lineup around him.

Home Runs Hit Today by Non-Mets: Justin Turner, Marlon Byrd…just to name a a couple.

Well, hey, nice lil interleague series there against a good team with a good lineup (though they lost Cruz). Now it’s off to Philly, where we MUST continue to assert ourselves. Gotta take at least 2 outta 3.

Preblow: Can We Sweep The Orioles Off The Street?

The Mets go for the sweep tonight. Yes, two games count as a sweep! It’s a two game series, gah!

They snapped their scoreless streak last night in the 4th, and then proceeded to start up a new one. I get it, you can’t score every inning. The Mets sure do love taking innings (re: games) off at the plate, though.

deGrom against Ubaldo tonight. deGrom is coming off a pair of bad outings, and Jimenez is coming off a pair of bad seasons. Actually, his 2013 wasn’t so bad, but his 2012 was atrocious. He’s over the hill, so our lineup presents a perfect opportunity for him to recapture his old magic.

Let’s sweep the O’s off the street. Let’s put the beatdown on them. They think they can rise up? We should just murder them all and be cleared of all charges without trial. Is that a thing that can happen?

I saw a pair of fully-decked-out-in-O’s-gear fans walking my way last night, and I, in my Mets cap, flipped them off and yelled, “fuck you!” They were shocked and frightened. They must’ve been from the Maryland suburbs or something. Baltimore citizens would never be so soft.

Preblow: Baltimore Comes to Queens

“A riot is the language of the unheard.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Sheeeeeiiit.” -Senator Clay Davis

Baltimore has been ON FIRE, winning 5 of their last 6. We’re in big trouble. Big, bad Baltimore is coming our way guns-a-blazing and we’re nothing more than a wounded minority in a city run by evil men #MetsLivesMatter

Big Sexy takes the hill tonight. He suffered his first loss of the season last time out. It was his own fault, since he let up more than zero runs. Mets starters should know better by now.