Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Killer Fish

Yeah, this fish is ugly ... ain't it? Kinda like last night's game, with those fish.

Well good morning to you too. Now that you're awake ...

I didn't have a real good feeling going into that eighth inning ... as sloppy a defensive team as the Marlins are, they do have a habit of pulling through in late innings. I didn't expect the eighth inning to be quite as ugly as it was ... but that's what happens when Scott Schoeneweis comes into the game and faces more righties than expected. Three of 'em got hits. The other one was Hanley Ramirez. That's still no way to convince the brass you shouldn't be traded for Marcus Thames.

(But seriously, don't trade Scott Schoeneweis for Marcus Thames.)

But really, you could see this coming when John Maine was taken out of the game in the fifth with "shoulder stiffness", in what was at the time the strangest injury ever ... with Maine telling Jerry Manuel he was fine during John Baker's at bat, and then giving up a dinger to Baker on the next pitch, and then being lifted after the next hitter. Maine was pissed. He had that "Mike Piazza going after Guillermo Mota" look in his eye. But he finally did admit he was hurting. It's either not a good sign ... or it's an explanation of his latest struggles. In any event, that makes two injury riddled starters out of five. Which means those hoping or expecting the Mets to use their latest run as a springboard towards an easy pennant race should probably temper their expectation a wee bit.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

First the pumpkin and now the fish - is Metstradamus trying to make us all a little queasy?

Proud GOP said...

Mutt$ lose! Mutt$ lose! hahaah. Stay out of patriotic Republican country, NY Dumbocrats!

hahaha! Notice the Mutt$ can only win in liberal california and commie new york city! bwahahah

hmmmmmmmm.

Unser said...

Not really sure why Muniz was left in to pitch to Jacobs in the 6th. I guess Jerry wanted to save his pen, given the after effects of Sat night, but Muniz was getting slapped around pretty good.

Ed in Westchester said...

I want Muniz gone. He has done nothing of late.

dude lost his shoe for pete's sake.

Anonymous said...

Maine should cool out. We can live without him now, hopefully he can get his act together for Sept.

katherine said...

Wasn't David's catch in the stands amazing? He absolutely mauled a guy with a yellow shirt on. First he landed on him, then hit him in the head with his glove. Then he turned and ran away without even looking at him to see if he was OK.

I hope the guy isn't a lawyer.

For those of you who are lucky enough to be able to always listen to the Mets announcers, I will tell you that most of the opposing team announcers have serious man-crushes on David. It is pretty funny.

And I'm almost afraid to ask, when do we get to see Willie Collazo?

yankees4life said...

another valiant effort by Los Mets falls short. What a shame, your no 2 pitcher is now out with a bum shoulder. Maybe cashman will call and offer you Joba for Maine and Pelfrey, but cashman isn't stupid like every GM in your decrepit history! enjoy another august of futility Losers

Lowly O's said...

Hmmmmmmm. Didnt the Yankees get clobbered last night? Someone should worry about their own pathetic team. Bwah ha ha ha ha ha !

Anonymous said...

Wow, what are all these jerks from other teams doing over here? Must be painful reading their own teams' blogs.

Hey, Metstra, what type of fish is that, btw?

schneck said...

looks like a land shark

Metstradamus said...

I think it's a snakehead fish. I'm not sure.