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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

•Another Brotherly Blowout in Philly•

 Phillies 9 - Mets 4
There were times in the film True Romance when the bad guys had Clarence Worley dead to rights, but they never put him away. Early in tonight's game, the Mets had Vance Worley on the ropes, and like the film, the Mets failed to take him down. The Mets literally watched scoring opportunities slip away in the first and second innings. Nick Evans took a look at strike 3 with the bases loaded and 2 down in the 1st. In the 2nd inning with men on 2nd and 3rd and no outs, Jon Niese, Angel Pagan, and Ruben Tejada all looked at strike 3. Worley survived the gun fight in Philly, and the rest of the game he and Alabama were cruising to a beach in Mexico and a win for the Phillies. 
Ryan Howard had the night off, but Philadelphia's power did not. Both Shane Victorino and John Mayberry Jr. killed homers off Niese in the 4th. After the game, Niese was placed on the DL due to a rib strain he suffered batting in San Diego. According to Niese, his rib was feeling fine until just before he got crushed in Philly and put on the hook for 8 of Philadelphia's 9 runs. Funny how the Mets' pitching staff always has a reason for sucking other that just admitting to sucking. This lack of pitching culpability was taught to the staff by the master pitching-buck-passer, Mike Pelfrey. Scott Hairston was also placed on the DL due to a rib strain. Is the mysterious and once en vogue "oblique strain" injury finally going back to being a "rib strain?" How exciting this will be for the new fall fashions. 
Now Blobbers sit back and enjoy:
 Giving it up like a bitch for Brian Schneider!
With the sacks full, he showed no sack watching strike 3!
Getting eaten up by a fly ball and giving Victorino a triple!

The only offensive bright spots tonight for New York were Lucas Duda hitting a 2 run homer, Nick Evans going 2-4 with a triple and a double, and Justin Turner going 2-4 with 2 doubles.
Jason "Tie a Rock Around My Neck and Throw Me in the" Bay went 0-2 with a walk, and is now 2 for his last 34. The Mets should put Jason on a sub roll, slather him in fried onions and melted cheese, and leave him in the African Lion's habitat at the Philadelphia Zoo. Mets Blob would call this hostile act "Eating Bay's Contract."

Mets Blob is getting sick of the Mets acting like they don't belong on the field with the Phillies. They need to show some freakin' pride. Right now, the Mets look at the Phillies' bench like a bunch of dentists awkwardly staring at Felix Millan during lunch at Mets fantasy camp. The even keeled Lucas Duda is the only Met who seems to be unaffected by the superior opposition. Then again, Mets Blob has no idea what affects Lucas Duda. Maybe that makes Lucas the perfect Met.

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