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IGT, 6/18/2004, in Seattle

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 09:37 PM

The bluest sky you’ve ever seen, in Seattle.
And the hills the greenest green, in Seattle.
Like a beautiful child,
Growing up, free and wild.
Full of hopes and full of fears,
Full of laughter, full of tears,
Full of dreams to last a year,
In Seattle.


Some lineup juggling happenin' tonight.

The Unispheres

1) Anderson, 2b
2) Reyes, ss
3) Beltran, cf
4) Floyd, lf
5) Piazza, c
6) Daubach, dh
7) Wright, 3b
8) Mientkiewicz, 1b
9) Diaz, rf

Martinez, p
=darkblue]The Space Needles

1) Suzuki, rf
2) Winn, lf
3) Ibanez, dh
4) Sexson, 1b
5) Reed, cf
6) Lopez, 2b
7) Morse, ss
8) Hansen, 3b
9) Borders*, c

Franklin, p


*Supposedly older than Santiago

The reason we lost yesterday is that I didn't post a rally song. I'll not make that mistake again.

I hope you're all enjoying your barbecue.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 10:24 PM

OK, so the Mets go down in order. That's nothing new.

The Mariners get 'em on first and third with one out and Sexson up. Sexy, who is one big pile of meat, takes strike three on a borderline pitch (looked low to me, but not as much as the two that got Anderson), has some words, gets tossed, and then Hargrove steps in and protects him, and gets tossed himself.

Any money on when Randolph is going to be tossed for the first time?

Anyhow, Pedro is magic, and got out of it.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 10:25 PM

The next commercial comes from "The Foundation for a Better Life," a parable about an umpire who made a bad call, and the player who got jacked helps the ump with his car after the game, and what an example that was for junior.

cooby
Jun 18 2005 10:31 PM

Suspicious minded person that I am, I immediately wonder what the player did to the ump's tires.

Nymr83
Jun 18 2005 10:36 PM

what the hell? how slow is piazza to not score there?

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 10:38 PM

In a craptastic sequence, Franklin can't find the plate with a kite and a key, walking Piazza and Wright and facing Mientkiewicz with two out.

DM hits an apparent slump-bustin' double down the leftfield line, but the ball bounces nicely into the leftifielder's glove, Wright gets caught going for third, and the out erases the apparent run that Piazza was looking to score because the tag came a step and a half before Piazza crossed the plate.

Good job by Piazza getting the walk after getting beat by two 92-mile-per-hour fastballs.

Bad job getting beat by those fastballs.

Bad job indeed not scoring there.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:06 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 18 2005 11:14 PM

It's time.

We roll tonight to the guitar bite

Stand up and be counted!
For what you are about to receive!
We are the dealers!
We'll give you everything you need!
Hail! hail! to the good times!
Cos' rock has got the right of way!
We ain't no legends, ain't no cause!
We're just livin' for today!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!

We rock at dawn on the front line
Like a bolt right outta the blue
The skies alight with a guitar bite
Heads will roll and rock tonight
For those about to rock!
We salute you!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!

For those about to rock!
We salute you!
Yes we do!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!

Salute!

We're just a battery for hire with the guitar fire!
Ready and aimed at you!
Pick up your balls and load up your cannon!
For a twenty-one gun salute!
For those about to rock!
Fire!
We salute you!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!
For those about to rock!
Fire!
We salute you!
Fire!
We salute you!

We salute you, c'mon!

For those about to rock!
We salute you!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!
For those about to rock!
We salute you!
Shoot! Shoot!
For those who give!
For those who take!
Those left high!
And those on the make!
We salute you!
We salute you!
We salute you!

Fire!!!

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:12 PM

Diaz makes an awkward play on a pop and it's second and third with no outs for Seattle.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:14 PM

Two more singles and it's 2-0, still no out.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:17 PM

Borders just struck out on a ball that almost hit him in the face!

Pedro, before getting the first out in the fourth, had yielded his season high in hits allowed, with eight.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:24 PM

David Wright just got the third out (after runs three and four score) on a heroic dive into the stands!

Yay!

David Wright looks hurt!

Grrrrrrr...

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:25 PM

Nope. He leads off.

gnatman
Jun 18 2005 11:27 PM

I'm 47 years old and been a Mets fan all my baseball conscious life - the recent comatose play got me to wondering whether I'll still care when I'm 50 - but then D-Wright makes a hell bent catch like that and suddenly I'm 6 years old again and all things are possible.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:52 PM

Sore ribs and all, Wright triples off the wall and the Mets are on the board.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 11:59 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 19 2005 12:13 AM

Royce Ring's locks are getting a little long for Randolph's mandate.

metirish
Jun 19 2005 12:10 AM

Tonight would be a good game to win, the Phills the Nats and the Marlins all lost, Atlanta won, Beltran up, he looks lost at the plate recently.

Nymr83
Jun 19 2005 12:31 AM

this team sucks. i revise my prediction, since deleted by ezboard, to 71-91.

metirish
Jun 19 2005 12:32 AM

Steady Eddie in to close for the M's, Piazza out, Woodward hits for the Dauber, Wright on deck, 1 ball 1 strike, Woddie gets a hit into shallow center....

Willets Point
Jun 19 2005 12:34 AM

Are we winning?

cooby
Jun 19 2005 12:35 AM

Willets, you are so innocent

metirish
Jun 19 2005 12:35 AM

yeah WP the Mets are winning....

Wright at 3 and 2....come on you Mets

Game over..Mets lose 8 of the last 10, the M's beat Pedro for the first time ever and the Mets offence is fucking horrible..

Edgy DC
Jun 19 2005 12:37 AM

Well, we'll need at least three runs against Everyday Eddie to do it.

Nope.

Pedro now 14-1 vs. Seattle.

Willets Point
Jun 19 2005 12:39 AM

No, I just play innocent.

I seem to have the knack lately of logging in right as the Mets game is ending (in a loss).

metirish
Jun 19 2005 01:07 AM

One thing here, Howie Rose in on Vacation so Ed Coleman is with Gary Cohen, Coleman is useless, he had the call on the great David Wright play into the stands and he was lost, horrible call, actually it was a no-call, I wish gary Cohen had it, anyway the Mets lost so it all sucks..

Spacemans Bong
Jun 19 2005 02:01 AM

WIN A FUCKING GAME!!!!

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

SI Metman
Jun 19 2005 02:04 AM

metirish wrote:
One thing here, Howie Rose in on Vacation so Ed Coleman is with Gary Cohen, Coleman is useless, he had the call on the great David Wright play into the stands and he was lost, horrible call, actually it was a no-call, I wish gary Cohen had it, anyway the Mets lost so it all sucks..


They really shoulda had Gary go Vin Scully style or let Eddie C put on a wig and change his name to Suzyn.

Centerfield
Jun 19 2005 11:13 AM

I can't believe no one wripped Wright for his bonehead play on the bases. Sure Piazza is slow, but he's not the reason the run didn't score. You never make the last out going to third...but, you never never make the last out going to third moments before a run scores. If you are going to make a bonehead play and get gunned down going to third, at least get caught in a rundown to insure the run scores.

metirish
Jun 19 2005 11:18 AM

It sure looked like on the replay that Piazza slowed up coming home, he certainly wasn't busting it, seems to be the way things are going though for this offence.

Centerfield
Jun 19 2005 11:52 AM

Piazza may have slowed up, but there's no reason to bust it if there is no chance you'll be thrown out. The catcher wasn't even covering the plate...I'm sure it never crossed his mind that David Wright would get himself thrown out before he reached the plate.

I understand this is a young team, but things like that, including Diaz missing the cut-off man, are things you're taught in Little League.

Elster88
Jun 19 2005 01:15 PM

Baseball is making me sad these days.

After 68 games the Mets are 33-35. Last year, 34-34.

Edgy DC
Jun 19 2005 02:26 PM

I agree that Wright's responsibility there shouldn't be overlooked.

Should Piazza be running harder, sure. But it's no surprise to me that Wright should get from first to third faster than Piazza from second to home.

Enough, blame, to go, around.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 19 2005 02:34 PM

Before hanging Wright up for the snafu, do we know whether or what kind of sign Manny Acta was giving him?

Someone screwed up - the question is who.

gnatman
Jun 19 2005 03:42 PM

Not to excuse Mikey for easing it on home, but where was the on deck batter Diaz to signal him to bust it since a play on Wright at third was developing?

metirish
Jun 19 2005 03:47 PM

Good point gnatman, also we should give randy Winn credit for making a good throw to the cut-off man at 3rd, he saw what was developing for sure.

Edgy DC
Jun 19 2005 03:57 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 19 2005 03:59 PM

Well, let's not hang anybody at all, but my thinking is that a guy going from first to third with the play in front of him in left field runs on his own, as he sees more of the play than the third-base coach.

metirish
Jun 19 2005 03:59 PM

We wouldn't have been much use during the French Revolution.