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IGT 6/9/05 - Mets vs. Astros - Glavine v. Andy Patoot

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 07:51 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 09 2005 08:18 PM

1962 Expansion team that has never won a World Series

C. Burke LF
E. Bruntlett CF
J. Vizcaino 2B
L. Berkman 1B
M. Ensberg 3B
J. Lane RF
A. Everett SS
B. Ausmus C
A. Pettitte P


1962 Expansion team that has won 2 World Series

J. Reyes SS
M. Cameron RF
C. Beltran CF
C. Floyd LF
D. Wright 3B
C. Woodward 1B
R. Castro C
K. Matsui 2B
T. Glavine P


Jose Vizcaino in the 3 hole? Sheesh.


Astros score one in the first while my daughter and I were doing the dishes, then her future husband goes:



Katie Wright. Has a nice ring to it.

willpie
Jun 09 2005 07:55 PM

You gotta love that David Wright.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 08:07 PM

Glavine cruises through the fourth on a pop-up and two Ks.

Beltran starts the fourth with a double. He's 2-2 tonight.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 08:15 PM

Mr. Wright drives in Beltran with a single to LC. 2-1 Metsies.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 08:39 PM

Glavine continues to cruise. Pettite rolling along as well. 2-1 Mets, end of 5.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 08:55 PM

A scoreless sixth ends with Floyd striking out. Still 2-1 Mets.

Worst. IGT. Ever.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 08:56 PM

No, you're doing great!

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 08:57 PM

A pity post from cooby. I'm blushing.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 08:58 PM

I can't even watch the game, you are indispensable.

seawolf17
Jun 09 2005 08:58 PM

Go, one-man IGT!

We just got back from shoe shopping. Kids, don't get married. (Just kidding.)

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:04 PM

amen to that, i don't need some b**** dragging me around shopping.

nice defense by Reyes to save a run.

I'm going to catch up on PoTG threads i've been under the weather and not reading lately.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:05 PM

Lane doubles and reaches third on some Beltran hilarity. Reyes saves the day with a a nice snag of a liner with the infield in, but Ausmus doubles down the line in right to tie it.

Biggio pinch-hits and lines one off Glavine's foot out into short right. Ausmus scores, and Houston leads 3-2.

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 09:11 PM

People were booing matsui when that ball glanced off glavine's leg because, after starting off to his right, he had to go back to his left and didn't field it cleanly. . . the runner would have scored easily whether he got it or not. . . but the dumbass fans had to boo him anyway.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:12 PM

Now that he's in a trade rumor for Fonzie they probably smell blood

seawolf17
Jun 09 2005 09:14 PM

This team should probably consider scoring some more runs. Someone needs to wake up the bats (the 12-run outburst the other day notwithstanding)...

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:15 PM

The Kazbooers are clearly fools. I didn't see last night's game at all, so I don't know how they treated him. Getting on three times probably wasn't enough for them.

Qualls breezes through Wright, Woody and Castro. 3-2 Houstons, end of seven.

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:20 PM

]Now that he's in a trade rumor for Fonzie they probably smell blood


I didn't hear that rumor, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
we want the fonz back!!!!!

Fonzie is one of those guys like David Wright, Derek Bell, & Turk Wendell that Met fans just love too much to boo.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:21 PM

Booing Fonzie would be like booing a squirrel

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:23 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 09 2005 09:24 PM

Yes, but playing Fonzie every day at 2B would be nuts.

Meanwhile, Kaz takes one on the foot and Cairo bunts him to second, Tying run on second, one out.

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:23 PM

did Matsui really get HBP? i couldn't tell.

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 09:24 PM

I have no problem booing Squirrels. Squirrels and chickens are sworn enemies because a squirrel spilled my beer one time.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:24 PM

Swan Swan H wrote:
Yes, but playing Fonzie every day at 2B would be nuts.


Oh ho! Very cute

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 09:25 PM

BTW, did they boo kaz for getting hit by a pitch?

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:25 PM

It looks like it caught him on the bottom or side of the foot. It definitely changed direction.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:26 PM

lol, holychicken, you must tell us that story

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:28 PM

Reyes goes 6-3. Kaz to third, 2 out, Cameron up.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:29 PM

Cameron with an infield single to tie it up.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:30 PM

Yay!

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:30 PM

way to go cameron!

holychicken i MUST hear this squirrel story!!

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:31 PM

All this small ball against our old buddy Dan "18" Wheeler.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:35 PM

Looper in to start the ninth.

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 09:35 PM

BOOO kaz! You scored! BOOO!!!

Nothing too exciting. A squirrel tried to steal some food from the bird feeder (okay, it was food in the chicken coop, you got me) and I was trying to scare him off. I put down my beer right in it's path back up a tree and he knocked it over when I chased him off. I swear he intentionally batted it with his tail on the way back to the tree. . .the little bastard.

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 09:36 PM
9th inning

Loopy in to face 5-6-7 in the order:

Ensberg: GO 1-3
Lane: 1B to CF
Everett:
Ausmus:

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:36 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 09 2005 09:37 PM

holychicken wrote:
BOOO kaz! You scored! BOOO!!!

Nothing too exciting. A squirrel tried to steal some food from the bird feeder (okay, it was food in the chicken coop, you got me) and I was trying to scare him off. I put down my beer right in it's path back up a tree and he knocked it over when I chased him off. I swear he intentionally batted it with his tail on the way back to the tree. . .the little bastard.



Whoops, I was laughing so hard I forgot to say something....

Part 1) You're prolly right

Part 2) You need one of those little squirrel feeders that they have to lift up the lid to get out a peanut...

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 09:39 PM

Ensberg: GO 1-3
Lane: 1B to CF
Everett: GO 6-3 w/the runner moving

Runner on 2nd - 2 outs for Brad Ausmus: ... who flies to Cammy in RF



Time for someone to be a hero (maybe it'll be one of the subs)

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:39 PM

Looper restores order, and it's Floyd, Wright and Woody Woodwoody for the win.

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 09:40 PM

I'll get them that feeder ONLY if it feeds them a knuckle sandwich or an electrode between the eyes.

Good job, Looper. . . time for us to finish this off!

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:41 PM

Nah, it's really quite charming.

Btw, do you get many squirrels in your rundown apartment building?

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 09:43 PM

Actually, this was at my parents' house in house in westchester, not up in my student/real ghetto. Although, I did see a squirrel with a full bagel in it's mouth up here. That, I have to admit, was pretty cute.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:44 PM

Floyd walks, and my daughter begins giggling as Wright steps to the plate.

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:45 PM

congrats, you are now my sig quote.

and damn, i'd have killed that squirrel for doing that.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:46 PM

Swan Swan H wrote:
Floyd walks, and my daughter begins giggling as Wright steps to the plate.



That sounds like me in my Lee Mazzilli days

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:47 PM

Only without the Toni Tennille haircut.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:47 PM

Oh, yes I did


Or do you mean her?

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 09:49 PM

]congrats, you are now my sig quote.


nice.

UU is pitching for philly right now. . .top of the ninth with a 4 run lead. They wasted no time.

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:51 PM

polanco is essentially a younger (i think?) miguel cairo. if they got urbina for that its a good move and i wish we could have done the same.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 09:52 PM

Fonzie was one of my favorite Mets during his tenure with the team, but I don't really want him back. Wright should be the third baseman for many years to come at Shea. Fonzie at second wouldn't be pretty at this point in his career.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:53 PM

]polanco is essentially a younger (i think?) miguel cairo. if they got urbina for that its a good move and i wish we could have done the same.


Done what? Traded Cairo for Urbina?

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:54 PM

funny i've always thought of 3B as a much harder position. i know i can handle 2B with no problem but i embarass myself at 3B (longer throws, generally sharper hit balls.)

Nymr83
Jun 09 2005 09:55 PM

]Done what? Traded Cairo for Urbina?

well no, but a player of similiar value to polanco/cairo....Valent maybe?

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:55 PM

Bill James' Defensive Spectrum (from easiest to hardest)

DH - 1B - LF - RF - 3B - CF - 2B - SS - C

Edgy DC
Jun 09 2005 09:56 PM

Not much left on the bench for the Mets if this is a war of attrition. Can either Piazza or Mientkiewicz hit?

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 09:57 PM

Third base is more about reflexes and arm strenghth. Second base is more about range and mobility. At this point in his career, I expect the Alfonzo's range at second base would be pretty limited.

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 09:57 PM

Floyd makes Lamb lie down (near) Broadway -- and we go to the 10th.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 09:57 PM

Lamb lines one into the corner with two out, and a fine throw by Floyd, combined with a nice tag by Kaz nails him at second.

BOO Kaz!!! You tagged him out!!! BOO!!!!!

Edgy DC
Jun 09 2005 09:58 PM

Good throw.

Good tag.

Is it OK to credit Matsui there?

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 10:00 PM

All right, let's kick this Springer guy's ass!!!!

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 10:00 PM

Seems like Floyd has been doing a pretty good job defensively this year. I'm so glad the Mets weren't able to move him in a trade this off season.

Time for the Mets to end this game with a run in the bottom of the 10th. Let's Go Mets!

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 10:02 PM

That was, in fact, Cliffy's league leading 8th OF assist.

That's often not a real good sign of OF throwing prowess but he is playing/moving much better this season

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 10:07 PM

Generally, the best arms (Vlad, Ichiro, et al) get fewer opportunities for assists because runners seldom challenge them. I guess people don't respect Floyd's arm, but he's been doing a great job for the Mets this year.

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 10:09 PM

they respected it that time. . .

Edgy DC
Jun 09 2005 10:09 PM

Vizcaino holding at first there was a pretty good indicator of Floyd's throwing prowess.

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 10:10 PM

I've seen just about enough of those P.O.S. Jose Vizcaino hits fall in against us thankyouverymuch

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 10:11 PM

Vizcaino and Berkman with none-out singles. Ensberg up.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 10:12 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 09 2005 10:13 PM

Arghhhh!!!


Upon edit: Ensburg doubles.

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 10:12 PM

Well, here's to all those who want Bell to get all those important innings!

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 10:13 PM

Double turds.

Edgy DC
Jun 09 2005 10:14 PM

Shouldn't Vizcaino have followed Kent to LA by now?

Edgy DC
Jun 09 2005 10:16 PM

6-3 Poop.

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 10:17 PM

Ugh. This is either Kaz's or that damn squirrels fault!

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 10:18 PM

If this was the 'Give a spot to Danny Graves' audition, Bell passed.

A decision like that should not be made based on a single outing, but it just might be this time.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 10:20 PM

Well, this game turned to shit pretty quickly.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 10:22 PM

Heilman looks good again while closing the proverbial barn door.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 10:25 PM

2-3-4 to face Lidge down by three runs.

Swan Swan H
Jun 09 2005 10:27 PM

Cameron fans on a fastball, but Beltran pulls a double past Berkman.

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 10:31 PM

I have no objection to Bell, just towards those idiot Met fans who pre-decide that they're going to divide the team into two camps: the chosen ones and the designated whipping boys.
Heath - for the most part - has been one of the golden boys so he gets a pass on any and all mistakes.

Kaz (plus others) on the other hand ...

KC
Jun 09 2005 10:32 PM

Jeez, Floyd just looked silly against Lidge. Missed strike two by a foot and
and then half-checked on one that had no chance of ever seeing the strike
zone.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 10:36 PM

Lidge has some pretty sick stuff.

We'll get 'em next time.

Frayed Knot
Jun 09 2005 10:41 PM

Well, we can't keep getting 6 hits a night and expect to win.

Rotblatt
Jun 09 2005 10:42 PM

Floyd was seriously pressing.

This was a terrible game for us. I'll give a pass on Qualls, Wheels & Lidge--they're all good pitchers--but there's just no excuse for not knocking the crap out of Springer.

And there's no way Pettite should've kept us to 2 runs. Our offense is just flat right now.

Piazza against a lefty instead of Castro would've helped a lot and we really need production out of our 1B slot. I think it's time to bring Daubach up. Send Mientkiewicz on the DL, give him a few at bats in AAA, keep Daubach around for interleague play, then either send him or Woody down at the end. We can do without Ring while Daubach & Mientkiewicz are both up, since we're not using him anyway.

This game really pissed me off. We just lost a series to the second-worst team in the league, despite having our 1 & 2 pitchers going. Even despite our injuries, that's just inexcusable.

sigh.

Reason # 245 why we're not a playoff-bound team this year.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 09 2005 10:43 PM

We have a lousy offense.

Stinky, life-ruining Mets.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 11:20 PM

Happy birthday tomorrow, Johnny. They'll win for you then!

Willets Point
Jun 09 2005 11:25 PM

cooby wrote:
Happy birthday tomorrow, Johnny. They'll win for you then!


What, do you think he's Cooby or something.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 11:26 PM

They never win on my birthday :(

Edgy DC
Jun 10 2005 12:10 AM

Daubach really is a good idea right now. Some power off the bench would be nice.

Nymr83
Jun 10 2005 02:29 AM

the Mets have NEVER won a game on my birthday!


...incidentally, i was born in January.

Rotblatt
Jun 10 2005 08:01 AM

Now that I've slept on it, I think there are some good take-aways from last night. Hernandez, Heilman & Loopy continued to look good, and Wright finally got moved up in the order.

Miraculously, the daily rags seem to have learned their lesson about our pen. All the papers say something to the effect of "Bell's been great this year but a few bloop singles and he gets another loss" and I haven't seen any calls for "we need to upgrade the pen NOW!" but some of that might have to do with the pending Graves acquisition.

Our offense needs to get healthy. Cam, Floyd & Beltran all playing beat up with Piazza & Mientkiewicz not available off the bench is brutal. Where was Diaz last night, anyway?

In one of the papers, Willie was quoted as saying that a bad outing by Ishii wouldn't get him moved to the pen, which I personally think is unfortunate, although with Glavine & Zambano doing as well as they have, our SP isn't as much of a problem as our offense right now.

One of the other rags dissed on Matsu--again--basically saying that he must suck, since he keeps getting booed. WTF?

]The rest of the shine on the six-hit Met offense last night was on Kaz Matsui's shoes, which left some polish on a ball that hit him in the foot to start a tying rally in the eighth. That clue, found by umpire Gerry Davis, seems to the only one Matsui has as he continues to get booed mercilessly, not that he is the only problem.


Matsui over the series: 3-9, with 2 BB & a HBP. That's a BA of .300 & an OBP of .500, with no E.

Our fans, and our beat writers, are fucking retards sometimes.

cooby
Jun 10 2005 01:14 PM

...incidentally, i was born in January.


But I am a moon child, like Widey :(

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 02:00 PM

There have been very few Mets games played on my birthday. But the Mets beating the Giants on Benny Agbayani's walk off, extra inning homer in 2000 was a pretty good birthday present :)

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 10 2005 02:04 PM

And, as I've mentioned before, that was a conception day for my daughter.