Thursday, September 07, 2006

14.81

Consider two things about Jose Reyes' inside the park home run (timed at 14.81 seconds):

  • He didn't even put it in third gear until halfway between first and second bases.
  • Earlier this season, it took Prince Fielder a shade over thirteen seconds to leg out a triple!
In this scrumptiously eclectic season for Jose Reyes, it's unfathomable that the fastest man in captivity would venture into the land of the big boys with a three home run game before he would accomplish what he did tonight, an inside the park home run. But Reyes is good at thrusting himself into uncharted territory. First man to do this...first player to do that...he's Lewis and Clark!

(Not Darren Lewis and Will Clark.)

Not only did that Reyes inside the parker knock Brad Penny out of the game, it prompted Alyssa Milano to dump him. That would make Reyes' swing like the "Butterfly Effect" or something like that.

This win over the Dodgers, and all wins over the Dodgers this weekend help to knock them out of first place in the western division of la liga Nacional...and perhaps it will set up a meeting with these same Dodgers in the first round of the playoffs. But think about this: the Mets could sweep the Dodgers this weekend, play them in round one of the playoffs, and yet still people would come out with the "ooh you don't want to face the Dodgers in the first round of the playoffs...ooooh!"

Nonsense.

At least after tonight, I don't think there's a real desire on the Dodgers' part to face the Mets.

They have to worry about scoring first, which nobody has been able to do to the Mets in 25 innings. Tom Glavine was responsible for six and a third of those scoreless innings tonight and considering the state/health of the starting rotation, you might have seen the most important six and a third innings that you will see in September...at least until Pedro Martinez makes his return.

And that will be the best theatre available until October.

14 comments:

Mike said...

That ITPH by Reyes was one of the most scintillating things I've ever seen in a baseball game.

Wow.

Anonymous said...

Well, we missed that game due to rain, but Caleb couldn't resist the pull to the stadium, even with his broken leg. And what better mending medicine is there than watching the best shortstop this game has ever seen run around the bases in less than 15 seconds for an inside-the-parker! Wow. Such an inspiration, that 23-year-old! Thanks Metstradamus. Don't worry, Caleb won't forget you. More tickets than you can handle...How's on the first baseline?

Metstradamus said...

First base line works for me! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!!!

jabair said...

just dont interfere with father time while he is attemplting to catch a foul pop up...

and in tonights "oh by the way" segment:

27 IP, 1 ER...suck on this buster only and all you sports writing hacks who refuse to give the mets any credit..

im sick and tired of this "la liga nacional" is a weak league bullshit!!!

they can blow all the "the mets are the best team in the majors but NL is a weak league" crap out their ass...

everytime you turn some a$$hole is justifying the fact that mets kick a$$ because of a weaker division/league... or its the big market big payroll crap... the mets have the 5th highest payroll.. same as last year.... they'll probably give the NL MOYT award to girardi....

and all you ESPN and nypost b!tches can lick my d!ck....

jabair said...

according the nypost, the reyes ITPH was clocked @ 14.06 seconds.. i guess the post is trying to get into my good books...

wonder how long it will take ESPN to get off the AL central jock strap

Anonymous said...

Wright and Beltran are great but Reyes could become the greatest Met ever next to Seaver. That inside the parker was fucking incredible. Hell with the triples, just go for the HR.

Dodgers looked lame, our main challenges could be in NL East, believe it or not.

Mike V said...

Don't forget he also hit for the cycle before his first inside the park HR.

Mike said...

Jabair-

Don't get yourself worked up. If the Mets hoist the hardware next month, you'll never hear another word.

I remember in the summer of '86 listen to Yankee fans constantly telling me how crappy the NL East was. Over and over and over and over til I wanted to pull my hair out.

Needless to say, no hair pulling come winter of that year. Not a peep from one of those guys.

Nothing.

beezermess said...

Metstradamus....

You know that this is the best time of the year when:
1. Mets ARE going to the playoffs
2. Football season starts on Sunday
3. Rangers' training camp open next week
4. Alyssa Milano references....

j m said...

Best part about the ITPHR? SNY had enough time to replay it in its entirety and yet still get back in time to catch the curtain call live. Reyes is a bad, bad man.

A.V. said...

that boy can fly

Kyle in Newport News said...

Two or three years ago, a Dodgers pitcher threw a complete game shutout in the first round of the playoffs... but they lost the rest of their playoff games that year, and the man who pitched the shutout now works in Norfolk.

DFrank11 said...

JY = The most freakin' exciting player in baseball. Maybe not the best (yet?) but hands down the most exciting. Am I the only one that immediately sits up and moves their butt to the end of the couch every time he comes to bat, wondering what amazin' thing he will do next?

Shea Gadfly said...

Wow. Jose...always amazing.