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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yankees 7 – Mets 3

Mets Play Game Without a Cleanup Hitter

A.J. Burnett was about to unravel early tonight. Reyes, Murphy and Beltran loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning for the cleanup hitter! A ball in the gap or a Grand Slam would have buried the fragile Burnett. Sorry, Mets Blob forgot - the Mets played the game without a cleanup hitter. A cleanup hitter strides to the plate looking to do damage. A cleanup hitter stares the wounded pitcher down and puts fear in his heart. A cleanup hitter means business. Instead, Mets Fans were treated to the sight of Jason Bay wandering to the plate with his head down like he was searching for loose change. Bay looked more than half-asleep tonight.

Terry Collins should have called timeout and ordered a Double Espresso for Bay from Corlis, the hot Yankee Hostess that works the first base boxes.
Yankee hostess Corlis with Wfan's Boomer and Carton. Nice to see Boomer hasn't lost his NFL grip.
Sure it would have run him about $37.50 but it might have been worth the investment. Maybe the caffeine jolt would have added a few feet to the pop fly Bay lofted to Swisher in medium right field. Sure, Reyes tagged up and scored but Murph had no chance to advance from second to third.

Justin Turner got the 2nd Mets run home with a two out hit but what could have been a big inning was destroyed by Jason BayJason Bay has killed the Mets all year. He killed the Mets again tonight. Mets Blob wonders why Jason Bay gets a free pass in New York. George Foster and Bobby Bonilla were never this bad and they were killed in the press and booed mercilessly. It seems pretty black and white to us.

The rest of the game comes down to Chris Capuano who got lit up by the Yankees, yielding four homeruns. Chris has given the Mets all he has. It just wasn’t his night.

Jose Reyes had three more hits. Reyes leads Major League Baseball in base hits and multi-hit games. He also continues to play Gold Glove shortstop.

Mets Blob would like to put in a wakeup call for Sandy “No-Money Ball” Alderson:

Pedro Beato set a Mets record going 18.2 innings without giving up an earned run. Pedro spoke earlier in the week about how much he hates the Yankees. Mets Blob digs Pedro Beato.

* Turner's RBI today broke a Met record for rookies. It was his 7th consecutive game with a RBI. Thank you Justin.

Moon Unit Mike goes for the series win Sunday @ 1:05pm

Carter, diagnosed with brain tumors

Mets Blob sadly reports that Hall of Famer and Met great Gary Carter has been diagnosed with four tumors on his brain. Our thoughts and prayers go out to "Kid" and his family.

Let's win the series today!

GAME 2 @ 7:10pm
Enjoy the Welcome Chris Capuano video one more time. It's a little dated, but the message is the same. "We really, really, really need you Chris." Let's hope Chris has a good game and A.J. has one of his classic A.J. meltdowns.


Friday, May 20, 2011

The Ecstatically Happy Nightcap

The Mets Reach the .500 mark
Mets Pitching dominated the Yankees tonight. R.A. Dickey led the way going 6 strong innings for the win. Mike O’Conner was strong in the 7th and Izzy toyed with Yanks in the 8th. K-Rod was dominant, needing only 10 pitches for another bing, bang, boom save.

Terry Collins did not go crazy with lefty/righty matchups tonight. Way to go Terry.  If you can pitch…you can pitch. The lefty/righty, change pitchers every batter, Tony LaRussa garbage is overdone and has been overdone for years.
Fernando Martinez and Justin Turner Overdrive hit, two out, back to back doubles in the 4th inning to plate the Mets first run. Daniel Murphy deposited a Homerun into the Little League porch in Right Field in the 6th to give the Mets the lead.
Jose Reyes made a game saving play with two out and two on in the 5th inning, diving on the outfield grass behind second base and gunning out The Cheating Slime (aka, A-Hole) at first.

Daniel Murphy cost Jose an error earlier in the inning with awful footwork at first base. Mets Blob wonders how Murphy has gotten this far in his career without having a clue in the field. Any time the ball comes near him, Murph starts to shuffle his feet like he is putting out a brush fire. But we sure are happy Murph made up for it by going yard for the go ahead run.
You bet those are real implants in that Canadian.
Jason Bay, the 65 million dollar man, continues to suck. He batted in the cleanup spot tonight and went 0 for 4, leaving 3 runners on base. Mets Blob is keeping an eye on Bay and will continue to put the spotlight on him until he resembles a Major League hitter.
GAME 2 Saturday @ 7:10pm
From the house that Ruth had nothing to do with!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Happy Day Drinker!

 BISONS beat NATS 1-Zip!
 I mean...THE METS beat NATS 1-ZIP!
 Have an afternoon pick me up, or hit happy hour on the way home!

Gee dominates Nationals with a 2 hitter for 7 2/3 innings.
Gee is a crafty, smart pitcher, and Mets Blob loves seeing him settle into his role as starting pitcher in the Mets rotation. 

In the fourth inning, Justin Turner, who doubled twice in Wednesday's game and drove in five runs last Sunday, knocked in the game's first run with an RBI single with 2 outs. He also made a couple fantastic plays at 3rd today. We are starting to have a Blob crush on the fire- haired, on fire Turner. After the game Turner was asked what it was like playing in the majors with so many of his AAA Bisons teammates in the lineup, and he had this to say, "We're not just here to fill in-we're here to win." Rock on, Justin! Gee, Turner, Pridie, and Tejada (who went 2-3 today) all started their season in AAA Buffalo. Welcome, boys! Now go to the Bronx and kick the old drama Queen Yankees in the balls.

K-Rod closed the door with his 14th straight save. Ever since we picked on K-Rod here at Mets Blob, he's been great. We think our tough love is working. We gladly take credit for the turn around of K-Rod and Pelfrey. And after blasting Jason Bay this week, he went out and got 3 hits today. BLOB FOR BENCH COACH!

NEXT STOP....DA BRONX! Yes, the Subway series starts Friday with Dickey going against Garcia. This is a fantastic time for Dickey to get his act together and our young, aggressive, no-fear lineup to eat up Garcia's worn out arm. Let's get out there and give 'em hell, men and fuel further fair weather Yankee fan panic.

METS VS. YANKS • Friday @ 7:05pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Happy Nightcap

Mets 3 – Nationals 0
What Rain?

Last night, with no rain, the Mets cancel the game. Tonight, in pouring rain, the Mets and Nationals play a full nine innings. Mets Blob could rag on the drainage problems at Saul Katz field but we won’t. Bernie Madoff told the Wilpons he had a drainage specialist that worked cheap and the Wilpons hired the guy. If you can’t trust Bernie Madoff to steer you in the right direction, who can you trust?
The Game

Jon Niese was strong, throwing 7 shutout innings. Izzy pitched a scoreless 8th and K-Rod put two runners on in the 9th but shut the door for the save.

Justin Turner drilled a 2 run double in the 6th inning to put the Mets up by 3. Turner continues to impress.

Jose Reyes had another three hits. He leads the league in base hits and multiple hit games. Jose is on base for over 225 hits, which would shatter the Mets single season record.
 Sandy “No-Money Ball” Alderson better wake up and sign Reyes. There is no room for debate here.
Jason Bay hit a weak sacrifice fly and continues to suck.

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Mediocre Brother

Jerry and Scott Hairston squared off in another tepid battle of the Hairston brothers. Mets Blob rates the Hairston brothers as the most mediocre brother combination to play Major League ball. The DiMaggio brothers, the Canseco brothers, the Niekro brothers and the Maddux brothers all featured one star and one lesser player. The Hairston’s are quite unique – each brother is, at best, average. If anyone comes up a more mediocre brother combo, let us know.

The Good Guy Face-Off

 The Good Guy Face-Off!
Jason Bay vs. Carlo, a deli owner from Yonkers! Both are great working class guys. Why does one make 16.5 million dollars a year more the other? Mets Blob really has no freaking idea. If playing professional baseball and earning millions of dollars a year was all about hustling and a good attitude, 90% of the men in America between 18-50 would be doing it. But lets go to the tape to compare Bay and Carlo.

JASON BAY • 2011

SALARY: $16.5 a year

AVG: .218

HR: 2

GOOD GUY FACTOR: He's Canadian, so everybody loves his working class work ethic, hustle, and positive attitude.

PRODUCTION: At the plate he has been a no show and possibly the biggest bust signing in NY Mets history.
* In 2010 the Mets' so called "Slugger" hit only 6 home runs. That breaks down to Jay Bay earning 2.75 million per homer.

CARLO • 2011

SALARY: Carlo's Deli has been hit hard by the present economy. If his air conditioning unit craps out this summer, he'll be 
forced to shut down a family owned deli after 60 years in business.

AVG: Nothing is average at Carlo's deli. Everything on the menu is excellent!

HR: His baked ziti is a grand slam every time.

GOOD GUY FACTOR: Carlo is an awesome guy. He often donates his famous 6 foot hero to local charities. His energy lights up a room, and everybody would absolutely love him in the clubhouse.

Carlo hustles and busts his ass when you need to plate some food. He can handle over 1,500 in store customers a day and 20 catering jobs per week.

Mets Blob is fed up the Met announcers, managers, and players telling us how Jason "mashed" the baseball, but it just didn't make it out of the park. Horse shit. A mashed baseball makes it out of any park, even Citi field. His "working class" attitude means nothing. Is there a large amount of royalty in Major League Baseball? This is a BS way of saying he is a nice, likable white guy. How come players from Latin America don't seem to get this pass when their on field play sucks like Jason Bay's sucks?
You never hear anyone covering for Jose Reyes by saying, "Well, he's having a tough time right now, but we know he's working hard because his work ethic got him out of ABSOLUTE POVERTY, so we know he'll break out of this slump soon."

Let's just step up and say it Blobbers! Jason Bay is a bust. He's not a slugger, and even if he's a nice guy, he sucks as a Met. With Davis and Wright out, this would be a great time for Bay to prove the Blob wrong, and Mets Blob would love that. But that will not happen because Jay Bay stinks like low tide at Flushing Bay.

Mets vs. Nationals tonight @ 7:10pm

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Captain & Cashman are back together!

Will love keep them together?
Jorge to me one more time!

OMG! Mets Blob loves Yankee drama! The Captain and Cashman have made up once again! Jeter was caught straying from his Captainly duties to cover for his old jilted lover, Jorge Posada. Jorge was insecure and not feeling pretty about his .160 AVG and refused to play when Joe Girardi batted him 9th in the Yankee lineup.

"What does Brian have that I don't, Derek?...sniff, sniff."
When Mrs. Posada tried to cover for Jorge on twitter, saying that he was injured rather than jilted by Girardi, Derek got caught in a front office rundown with Queen bitch Cashman.
Laura Posada is definitely a looker, but Mets Blob suggests that she cover her lady parts instead of covering for her husband.
Dynasty Shmynasty!
In the end, the Yankees will throw Jorge, Derek, and Mariano out like trash. If they could do it to Babe Ruth, you know that bitch Cashman will do it to the Yankee core players from the 90's-and probably sometime soon.

Mets blow a tight game

Mets fall 2-1 to Fish in 11 innings
Igarashi, Terry & the Front Office blow game for the Mets

• Terry over managed a 1-1 game in the bottom of the ninth like a drunk Tony LaRussa. The Blob thinks the righty vs. righty, lefty vs. lefty thing often goes too far, and managers lose sight of the game right in front of them. That's what Terry did tonight when he had Turner on 2nd base with no outs in the bottom of the 9th. 

     First, Pridie failed to bunt Turner over to third. Now that's on Pridie for not getting the bunt down. But the next few moves by the Collins' brain trust were ridiculous over management in it's highest form. Terry bats Josh Thole for Ronnie Paulino. This was so Ronnie didn't have to face a righty in a game he started against JOSH JOHNSON, one of the best right handed pitchers in baseball! With first base open, Thole gets walked. The Fish would have walked anybody- no need to burn up your bench in a tight game. Remember the bench is already down a man because of David Wright who is not on the DL yet, but will be Tuesday morning. 
     So what does Terry do next? Bats F-Mart in the pitchers spot using another bench player. F-Mart grounds into a fielder's choice, and Turner moves to third. With 2 down and runners on 1st and 3rd, Jose Reyes gets intentionally walked. Thank God Jose switch hits cause who knows how Terry would have handled that one! 
     The Marlins now bring in a Lefty to face Harris, and Terry tries to out smart the Fish with his empty bench once more and bat Hu for Harris. Who? Yes, Hu. We are not huge Harris fans here at Mets Blob, but we do feel Harris is more a pro in this spot and would hit him over Hu with 2 outs and bases loaded in the 9th. Lefty pitching or not. Hu grounded into a fielder's choice, and that was that. 
With two on and two out in the 11th inning, reliever Burke Badenhop worked a full count before knocking the go-ahead run in with a single off Igarashi. The Blob gives a lot of credit to Badenhop for knowing how much Igarashi sucks. Even though Badenhop had not had an AB in over two years, it did not affect his confidence at the plate. He worked a count, took a hack, and got himself (the pitcher of record) the go ahead run. 
     Igarashi threw a first pitch breaking ball and could not find the plate before giving up the hit. Kids, when you have a 90 plus fastball, you throw that down the cock twice against an opposing pitcher who has not hit in 2 years. Reason being, they won't swing until they have two strikes because they are looking to walk! The Blob would like to go on further about Igarashi sucking moose balls but the Mets let him go after the game. SUPER! Beato is on his way back!

• All of Terry's brainiac moves force him to pinch hit Jon Niese in the bottom of the 11th with 2 outs. Niese amazingly ripped a triple but was left stranded at 3rd as the tying run when Reyes struck out to end the game. The Blob feared Jon's leg was going to blow up again going for the 3 bagger, but it seemed fine.

• Same shit, different GM. No matter what suit fills this job, the Mets GM can never handle the medical end of it. First off they need to take their players to a different hospital. The Hospital for Special Surgery has misdiagnosed so many Met players, it's truly not even funny. Everybody made Beltran out to be an A-hole when he went to his own doctor after the Mets staff told him he was good to play on his trashed knee. The Blob's with Carlos on this one and would not let these Ben Casey baffoons treat our dogs.
   On top of that, our GM always seems to have DL 
commitment issues. They love wasting bench space with a player who can't play but is not on the DL yet. So we are a bench player, or in the case of Wright today, a position player short. They are waiting on a second opinion on Wright from another doctor at THE SAME FREAKN' HOSPITAL THAT SCREWS UP EVERY PLAYER THEY SEND THEIR WAY! That's not a second opinion-it's stupidity. Much like it's stupidity having Wright on the bench tonight when we all know damn well he his going to be sitting for 10 days minimum. Well 11 days if you count Monday, the pretend DL day!

Positive notes:

• Pelf pitched well tonight. If he needs Ronnie to   catch/babysit him so be it.   

• Turner drove in our only run with a double.

• Harris made a great diving grab on a line drive at third.

Negative notes:
• Jason Bay still sucks Back Bacon. With one out and Reyes on 3rd, he looked pathetic swinging at a 2 foot outside pitch for strike 3. Where is your warning track pop when we need it?

• Team Moves:
Hu and Igarashi are out. Tejada and Beato are back up.
Nick Evans will more than likely be brought up to fill Wright's spot when he finally goes on the DL.

The Mets go for the Fish split Tuesday at 7:10pm with our best bench hitter, Niese on the hill.

Monday, May 16, 2011

WRIGHT possible stress fracture

David has not been Wright...David Wright that is, for most of this season. It may be due to a stress fracture in his lower back. A second opinion is pending. Willie Harris will get the start tonight. Sorry Cole, you read right...Willie Harris will get the start tonight.

Click here for Wright update

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Nightcap-Mets 7 - Astros 4

Mets 7 - Astros 4
The Happy Nightcap

Justin Turner Overdrive

• Justin Turner failed to get a bunt down in the top of the 5th. With two strikes he was turned loose and drilled a 2 run double down the left field line. In the 6th inning, Turner hammered a long 3 run homer to left center - his first Major League Home Run.

• The Blob digs Justin Turner. He carries himself with an air of confidence and looks like he belongs. We give much of the credit to Justin's beatnik beard.

•Jason Bay also made a great defensive play and K-Rod got his 12th save.

•The Mets have taken 3 series in a row.