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IGT June 8, 2005

Jun 08 2005 07:23 PM

Piazza gets hurt in the top of the first by a foul ball, so he's out of the game. Castro gets his place at bat and behind the plate.

I don't like this, not one little bit.....

Jun 08 2005 07:27 PM

And in his first at bat of the night, replaceMet Castro has an RBI double.

Piazza is going for X-Rays on his wrist.

Perhaps my adoptee Joe Hietpas should keep his suitcases packed....

Jason Lane makes a nice catch to end the inning. 1-0 Mets after one.

Jun 08 2005 07:33 PM

It's a 1-2-3 top of the 2nd for Zambrano.

Let's score some runs now!

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 08 2005 07:41 PM

Question for discussion: What's Victor Zambrano really like?

I don't recall ever hearing him interviewed and he's rarely quoted in the papers. I don't think this is because he still struggles with language.

I ask because back in the B.T.V. era this year (before the TV games returned) something funny happened during a game (I don't recall what) and Gary Cohen made it point to say "Even Victor Zambrano cracked a smile."

Is he a jerk? Standoffish? Depressed? Retarded?

Discuss as he lays down a sacrifice bunt.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 07:43 PM

Cameron batting with two on, two out after Reyes fans.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 07:44 PM

Cameron walks, loads bases for Beltran.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 07:45 PM

Carlos is 0-3 with the bases loaded as a Met.

Can we pretend Pedro's pitching so we can get a grand slam?

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 07:46 PM

Hard grounder to first ends the inning.

Mets 1, Astros 0.

I'd been wondering the same thing about Zambrano. I don't think I've ever read a quote from him. (And you'd think he'd be asked about Kazmir.) Does he speak English? I really don't have any idea.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 07:58 PM


Floyd's hand gets stepped on by Biggio as he slides into second.

Trainer is looking at him as he walks off the field.

This could be a costly day.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 08:03 PM

Cliff gets a bandage and stays in the game.

Top of the fourth.

(It was his left hand that was stepped on.)

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 08:08 PM

RBI double by Biggio (over Floyd's head) ties the game.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 08 2005 08:15 PM

Mr. Excitement whiffs out a potentially big inning and it's 1-1.

If Cliff has to go it essentially leaves the Mets with only Woody on the bench. Minky and Cairo resting boo-boos.

Jun 08 2005 08:17 PM

X-Rays negative on Piazza's wrist. Day-to-day.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 08 2005 08:24 PM

That's good news.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 08 2005 08:32 PM

Mr. Excitement sez: Leadoff doubles don't faze me none.

Spacemans Bong
Jun 08 2005 08:53 PM

The Mets are in Oakland next week? Bad ass!

Bret Sabermetric
Jun 08 2005 09:06 PM

Astros up 3-1 on RBI hits by Ensberg and Lane in the seventh.

Jun 08 2005 09:11 PM

Ugly game for us offensively so far.

We really could use a couple consecutive hits.

Jun 08 2005 09:24 PM

This game is kinda boring

Jun 08 2005 09:36 PM

This game kind of sucks.

I'd like a rally soon, please.

Jun 08 2005 09:39 PM

Are we just let down after last night?

Tease of a nohitter
Tease of a fight
Ralph Kiner ball sold for $10000
Met pins ad featuring Mr. Met

Hard to top all that

Jun 08 2005 09:44 PM

Good point.

I think I'd get excited if we started hitting, though . . .

Wheels is on. I always liked Wheels. He's having a great season.

Jun 08 2005 09:59 PM

Some excitement as the Mets get two men on, but do not score.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 08 2005 11:11 PM

I still don't believe in the Mets offense.

If Beltran is going to loaf around like he did tonight he may as well have gone on the DL.

I disagreed with bunting VZ with one out and Matsui on first. Why not have him hack and give Matsui a chance to steal? Tonight Ensberg showed that good things can happen if you only put the bat on the ball.

Frustrating game. We're going to have to hit better when the Angels arrive this weekend.