First it was the Mets' defense, who gave the Braves one out too many in the first inning on a David Wright throw which was mishandled by Mike Jacobs scoring a run, and leading to Adam Laroche's two run bomb.
Then, it was the umps, who clearly missed a trap by Andruw Jones (depicted by artists rendering above right) on what should have been a 2 run single by Mike Piazza, instead calling it the third out of the inning.
Then, it was the rest of the Braves lineup, who tacked on four more for a 7-4 victory, wasting dingers by Cliff Floyd, Piazza and Jacobs.
Meanwhile, Willie Randolph is experimenting with Shingo Takatsu...
"He's a guy you feel you can trust in big spots because he's been there and he has the funk..."He had funk today alright.
Just not that George Clinton funk.
More like that "haven't showered in three days" funk.
All I'm hoping for is that the Mets come to their senses and give out those Willie Randolph bobblehead dolls after the game...or else there's going to be a few thousand incidents.
Me, I'll just hang myself with Friday's giveaway, my Mets fleece scarf.
But now for some good news: Anderson Hernandez has been called up to the big club as his contract was purchased for the 40 man roster. In even better news, Dae Sung Sisk has been designated for assignment. Here are some assignments I would like to designate for Mr. Sisk:
- A 1,500 word essay on proper sliding technique
- A Carlos Delgado scouting report entitled "Likes 3-0 Fastballs"
- "I will warm up when asked" written on the blackboard 1,000 times.
P.S. Hernandez is number one in your program...soon, he hopes to be number one in your heart.