Thursday, October 19, 2006Game 7 Bloggin'
So far Perez rolled through the first with only an error from Delgado. Right now Beltran is on second with a two-out double.
8:36: Facing a full count, Delgado takes a walk to bring up David Wright. Andre 3000 asked what's cooler than bein' cold? The answer has been -- David Wright.
8:38: Wright flares one into right field for an RBI single and the Mets jump out on top in the first. Good hitting with two outs, that's old-school Mets.
8:39: Green rips a shot right to Rolen...DAMN, that had RBI written all over it.
8:44: Perez gives up a leadoff hit to Edmonds, that's never a good sign.
8:47: Perez isn't giving me the same feeling in the second inning, his pitches are fine, but he isn't the same pitcher, Molina loops one into left for another single. See. Belliard has an RBI sacrifice bunt on a 1-1 count. That was a very good play, game tied.
8:49: He limits the damage, however, by punching out Suppan on four pitches.
8:59: Mets went in order, quite easily...Good news is the top of the order will lead off the third.
9:01: Eckstein, that little shit, gets a leadoff double and the Cardinals have hit every ball hard since the first inning. I expect the bullpen to start throwing in the next 3-5 minutes.
9:06: Double goes to waste as Perez fans Wilson and gets Encarcion to ground into the 5-4-3. Good lord, I'm going to have a heart attack by the 5th.
9:12: Mets went up and down so fast I didn't even remember the at-bats. Why is Jeff Suppan summonsing the demon seed of Mike Scott?
9:22: Perez goes through another strong inning, he's loaded up on the pitch count but most of them are strikes.
9:35: Two Mets reach base without the aid of hits (although Valentin definitely took one for the team), but Endy Chavez pops up to end the inning. Since when did the Mets became so inept with runners in scoring position? Have they been talking to A-Rod or something?
9:45: The tryouts for the Mets 2007 rotation continues as Perez gives up a leadoff single, plunks Eckstein (haha), but fans Wilson and gets Pujols to fly out. C'mon boys, give me 1....2.....10 runs the next inning.
9:53: No such luck as the Mets go quickly with Reyes #&^@&@ popping up again and the rest of the order following suit. Wille also chose to let Perez bat which means we're in for another fun inning. Meanwhile Suppan couldn't be pitching better if he tried.
10:02: Crucial point of the game -- Perez yields a walk to Perez and Willie checks on him, but...
10:04: I FUCKING LOVE ENDY CHAVEZ!!!!
10:15: Rolen's error puts runners at second and third with one out. Something tells me Shawn Green is going to get a free pass.
10:20: The move works as Valentin looks silly on two curve balls and Chavez pops out on the first pitch. Good grief.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006Postseason Bloggin' Game 5
1) Tommy Gun has to go six strong, seven would be super but I'm not greedy.
2) Reyes must get on base and score early to give Tommy a nice cushion.
3) Force Cardinals to go to the bullpen quickly, they are real low after Sunday's drubbing and might have lost all their confidence.
8:31: Mets threaten early because the home plate ump isn't giving up anything on the outside so far, but Weaver tightens up and strikes out Wright with runners on the corners. Not sure what the hell is wrong with David Wright.
8:40: Tommy Gun gives up a leadoff single to David Eckstein (guess the shoulder is ok) and retires the rest of the side in order.
8:49: Mets strand their third baserunner after Glavine grounds out with Chavez on second. It was a big hit for Chavez because it allows Reyes to lead off the third inning.
8:57: Nothing gets me more pumped up then a strike 'em out, throw 'em out combo. It's better than getting that 78-hit special on Killer Instinct.
9:04: Mets go in order mainly because Reyes got impatient. On a 3-1 count he's got to either take the second strike or hope to drive a ball lower in the zone. Instead he chased a high strike and popped up. He's got to force Weaver to make one more pitch. The last thing Weaver wants is to put Reyes on base, so 3-2 becomes a count where he is going to potentially groove one or at least allow Reyes to foul off several. Gotta make Weaver throw the extra pitch.
9:11: Tommy Gun has a easy 3rd inning and so far it looks like another pitcher's duel.
9:15: Ha, seems like the first base is not set in the post and Jeff Weaver's biological clock ticks as the grounds crew make repairs. Not sure why Pujols decided to mess with it because it only serves to ice his pitcher.
9:26: And a little ice goes a long way as Weaver ran up the count to Wright before retiring him (UGHH), walked Delgado and gave up back-to-back doubles to Green and Valentin, scratching across two runs. And Reyes will led off the fifth inning. So far things are working as planned on the offensive side.
9:33: Tommy Gun should gotten the call on Pujols with his 1-2 pitch, but one pitch later and the game is 2-1. First run charged to Glavine in the postseason.
9:45: Needless to say a walk to Rolen and consecutive seeing-eye singles have tied the game up. I believe Glavine threw 37 pitches that inning which means his next one could be his last. All because an ump was afraid to punch out Pujols.
9:56: Another impatient inning for the top of the order. The Duke has the only good at bat and should've had a double if not for a bad bounced of the side wall.
10:00 p.m. Cards take the lead after a Wilson double followed an Eckstein single. Glavine needs to go as the Mets have to quickly stop the bleeding before this game gets away. No more blogging for me.