Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Neifi To The Rescue?

Today's bad omen came when I found out that a Cubs blogger gave yours truly a shout out.

As I scrolled through the Cub musings of Thunder Matt, I found an analysis of how bad a defensive player Neifi Perez was. Thirty-four major league second basemen have a better fielding percentage than Neifi. An amazing feat considering there are only thirty major league teams.

I should have known that it would be Neifi Perez to the freakin' rescue sliding and fielding the mid-hop grounder by Egg Whites that could have driven in two runs but instead brought home one and brought the Cubs one out closer to victory as the Mets were closing in on what would have been the most inspiring comeback of the season. Instead, it was just another infuriating loss to the suddenly ferocious Baby Bears.

Tom Glavine, who pitched as though the ghost of Greg Maddux was haunting him from the opposite dugout (Maddux is still alive, it's just his career that's slowly dying on the ivy), looks like he could use the extra rest that a six-man rotation will provide. Too bad that with all the old, injured, scared of rain pitchers on the Mets staff, they can probably use about a fifteen-man rotation until Omar can pull off that big humongous cataclysmic trade that some, if not all, are waiting for.

Can Jose Lima III be far behind?

2 comments:

Mets Beast said...

Too bad that with all the old, injured, scared of rain pitchers on the Mets staff, they can probably use about a fifteen-man rotation until Omar can pull off that big humongous cataclysmic trade that some, if not all, are waiting for.

Classic. Great stuff M. Damus.

Mike said...

Tommy Strike Zone looks to have returned to wherever it was he was hanging out early last season (would that locale be, The Brink of Retirement?).

I'm officially terrified.

Pedro & Maine and Three Days of Rain may have to be my rallying cry. Assuming, of cousre, Pedro comes pack and Maine can approach last Friday.

Anyhow, the Lumber Boys better keep on raking, cause they're gonna need runs. 24 given up in three games to twp lineups full of stiffs.