Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Benefitting From The Wildness Of Others

The ball wasn't even in the glove when Gary Cohen bellowed "ball four" to signal the completion of the comeback against the Chicago Cubs...as if there was any other way that game could end after Michael Wuertz couldn't find the plate against Endy Chavez and Carlos Beltran (don't let the "intentional walk" on the stat sheet fool you, that Beltran walk was three balls and a white flag).

Carlos Delgado, who I'm sure was tempted to either ground a ball to the left side or lay down a bunt to send a message regarding the "Delgado shift", instead did the sensible thing and worked out a walk (off win) against Wuertz to put the seal-a-meal on a 5-4 victory, and their return to first place (thank you, Jason Bergmann).

Tom Glavine wasn't sharp in seeking victory number 295, giving up a single to Jason Marquis drove home that point along with two runs. But the Mets bullpen outperformed the Cubs bullpen, as not only did Wuertz give it away in the ninth, but they roughed up a guy who's ice cream I bought over the weekend.

Rocky Cherry?

There's a name that's about as ill-advised as the plot line that had Florence date Bentley in the later seasons of The Jeffersons.

Yeah, that show was put to rest a little late. Here's what else is put to rest: talk of David Wright's slump. Wright is hitting .429 since May 7th, which just happens to be the day that Wright shaved his head and had the rest of the team shave theirs!!! So when you're looking for the turning point in the young man's season...

(Well, not really. Wright actually shaved his head on May 8th...but this is what's known as poetic license, which is what major networks like FOX will take when trying to come up with storylines for the turning point of David Wright's slump come October...because come on, you don't really expect the network to mention the Mets and their shaved heads before Saturday's telecast of Mets/Yankees? They're working on their six minute Matt DeSalvo piece as we speak!)

9 comments:

Mike said...

Rocky Cherry

I think that's the term for a sixteen year-old virgin after her 5th tequila shot at the prom night after party.

elliot said...

Before I make my selection in the poll, I need some information, Metstra. Are you a righty or a lefty?

Toasty Joe said...

Florence dated Bentley? Why do I not remember that? Perhaps I blocked it out.

Anonymous said...

whose*

metswalkoffs said...

in fairness to fox, they might be right, sort of.

wright was the first and only headshaver originally. he went a day with a buzz cut when no one else had one. next day was when everyone else joined in.

KingmanFan said...

Fox will be working overtime on their "Can Don Mattingly turn the Yanks around" pregame piece when, in the wake of the Yanks getting swept in Chicago and then blown out Friday night, Steinbrenner has a moment of lucidity and fires the Big-Nose Phony.

Ceetar said...

I really wanted to see Jose Reyes steal home there. Oh well, next time. We've got 2 walk offs, 70feet of them combined.

albertsonmets said...

I've actually met Torre and believe me, Kong-o-phile, that nose is quite real.

Metstradamus said...

Elliot,

I'm what's known as a "crafty righty".