Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Moises' Ark

After two days and nights of rain, the Mets finally got off the ark and played a baseball game Tuesday night. And Moises Alou made sure to bring two of everything, including home runs, in an 8-1 clubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies in their one game series.

They were Moises' first two home runs of the season, and good for him. You want to tell me that it's no coincidence that they came at Citizens' Bandbox Arena, fine. But if they were ballpark aided home runs, then it's merely payback for all the balls that Alou has hit hard all season only to have them fall harmlessly into fielders' mitts. It's just a shame that the Mets can't spend more time here at the Shoebox than the abbreviated one game series that they've played because of the rain...because Phillies pitching has been in a giving mood all season and now you can add Freddy Garcia and his 85 mph fastball to that group.

Speaking of the Phillies, just thought I'd remind you that they're in last place. Oh and guess what, they're mad. They're so mad that their manager is challenging a certain Philadelphia radio personality to a fight. Excellent! The team to beat has been as advertised, although Jimmy Rollins really should have called them "The team to beat to a bloody pulp."

And speaking of bloody pulps, Paul Lo Duca got his finger hurt on a foul tip despite his best efforts to hide his throwing hand while catching. Thankfully, X-rays are negative, and Lo Duca should be back soon to take his rightful place as "Captain Red Ass With a Finger to Match" (Hey that sounds slightly X-rated, don't you think?)

All Glavine's roads tonight lead to:

6 comments:

Mike said...

Yeah, I'm bummed they can't get at least one more game against . . . well, those bums. The Phils are struggling, and you always want your team to face another squad when they're down.

Anonymous said...

Those were NOT ballpark aided HR's the flags were whipping towards home plate all night, and would have been HRs anywhere.

Even Ryan Howards last out of the game would've been another moonshot 3 run HR against Burgos (who threw ONLY fastballs) if not for the 30mph wind.

I felt the wind-it was blowing straight at us behind home plate in the top deck it was whipping.

SLAPPY is a YANK said...

SLAPPY SLaps another homerun for the yanks! Yak$ fans love him now. He is their blue-lipped GOD!

Toasty Joe said...

Check out the column I link to today for a great take on Yankee fans. You'll get a good laugh.

Unser said...

I guess Jimmy Rollins is a soothsayer like you. He said the Phillies are the team "to beat", and he was right.

Jaap said...

Difficult not to imagine rodomontading about yet another dazzling whupping on the Phailings, wandering through the streets of Brotherly Love, ducking angry beer bottles in my Ryan Howard mask...