Since my Rec League Softball team–Stanky Doodoo Farts–made the playoffs (via back door), I’m in a smiling summer baseball lala mood.
The Mets did their part this weekend, reducing their magic number to 42 over the Nats. MadBum went mad on em, striking out 14 and hitting a homer.
Granted, we didn’t win a game. But let’s say that we’ll TOOOOTTAAALLLYY be 100% healthy for the playoffs that we’re TOOOOOTTAALLLLLYY making it into. Wright is coming back! Get it–BACK! Guaranteed! Duda is A-OK! Matz, too, hooray!
The truth is that the Nats are doodoo right now, and I think they’ll get it together. But we can do the same. Just beat up on the shitty teams, win the NL LEEEAST, and then let the Cards, Pirates, and Cubs beat each other up.
We’d likely play the Dodgers in the 1st round. Clayton “Peyton” Kershaw twice, Greinke twice, Latos for Game 3, I’d guess. BUT PLAYOFFS!?!?! Way too early. There’s a shitload of baseball left. Now we gotta win on the road. Something we haven’t done at all.
The Mets are 1 game behind the Cubs for the 2nd wildcard spot. HA! The Cubs fucking destroyed us this year. They’re so much better than we are. But let’s just say that the Cubs struggle (they’ll play the Cards and Pirates a bunch, while we play the Phils and Marlins), and we end up making the 2nd wildcard (humor me). Everyone says, “oh, we’ve got the pitching! Just get in!” Newsflash to Metsblow nation: Are you fucking kidding me? If we play the Pirates in the wildcard matchup, we’re FUUUUUUCKED.
Here’s what’ll happen: deGrom will lose 1-0 to Gerrit Cole.
The run will be unearned. It will stem from a Murph error.
Cole with throw a CGSO.
He will face 29 batters in the game. Ruben Tejada, batting 2nd, will strike out swinging on a pitch in the dirt to end the game.
We will get 1 hit. It will be a double by Jacob deGrom. He will not advance beyond 2nd.
We will get 1 walk. It will be by Granderson to leadoff the game. Tejada will fail to get the bunt down, striking out in the process, and then Duda will hit into a double play.
1 more batter will reach base at some point in the game. The Pirates aren’t perfect. They make errors. So deGrom will probably reach base twice. But that’s it.
All of this assumes that we actually make it in. Maybe if we get Tulo.