Friday, June 16, 2006

Damn You Mike Bordick!

It was a cool crisp afternoon on July 29th, 2000 when Mike Bordick deposited the first pitch he saw in a Met uniform into the left field bullpen off of Andy Benes, and all was right with the world.

Six years later, the man that Bordick was traded for enters his prime, and enters Shea Stadium with the express purpose of stopping the bullet train that was his employer, the New York Mets. Meanwhile Bordick is at home doing the same thing he did during his Mets career post July 29th.


And as such, the Mets past comes back to haunt them yet again as their eight game winning streak was snapped tonight by the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3. Thankfully, Mora resides in a division far, far away...minimizing the havoc that he would obviously wreak on the Mets if he was in, say, Philadelphia.

But let's not lay blame totally on the past, because Aaron Heilman resides in the present. And presently, Aaron Heilman has given up 16 runs in his last 11 and 2/3's innings, which stretch back to May 23rd. Luckily, in the seven games he's given up runs, the Mets are 5-2. But you can say that Heilman was directly responsible for those two losses. (Here's something for the conspiracy theorists out there: Of the last seven games that Heilman has given up runs, four of those games were in Steve Trachsel starts, while two of them were in Tom Glavine starts. Hmmmmmmm...) As for tonight, you can't walk the first two guys you face and then lament that they scored on a botched grounder and a bloop hit. But that's exactly what happened in the seventh, before Mora's blast.

So is Aaron Heilman's mind right? Is the reality that Aaron Heilman will probably never start regularly, or irregularly as a member of the Mets sinking in, and subconsciously causing Heilman to throw meatballs?

But the fun doesn't stop, as Kris Benson gets his turn to whack the pinata that traded him away on Saturday night against Petey.

Too bad Sigmund isn't alive to see this...he'd have a field day with Kris' wife.


jabair said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOL!!! love the freudism!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

over all, the mets looked sluggish yesterday... botched pitchouts, shoddy defense.. and the S.U.C.K.M.E. factor was in full swing last night...

jdon said...

Here is how I look at it--Heilman has had more bad history than good history. I read where his arm angle is up. Right. The way I see it---he's got the nibbles again. And it puts him behind hitters. He is also locating his fastball for sh--. That was one of his major probs in the minors. There are no guarantees that he comes around.

Anonymous said...

Benson said he tries to ignore his wife’s comments. “Well, I met her at a strip joint, not a PTA meeting, so what you see is pretty much what you get. Luckily, what I see is an extremely tight ass and a pair of legs that just don’t quit,” he said. “Quite frankly, I have no reason in the world to cheat on her. We have sex roughly 47 times per week and her breasts are pure heaven. I mean, you don’t screw her brain, right?”

Anonymous said...

Actually Bordick was not the issue, but the fluke injury to Rey ordonez. I think Mora and Wilson were penciled in as future mets before that.