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IGT - 6/23 - Mets at Phillies - Rubber Match

Jun 23 2005 01:11 PM

I'd say this is a Big Important Game.

Jun 23 2005 01:12 PM

Reyes making it happen. Single, stolen base, to third on Cameron's fly out to center.

Jun 23 2005 01:14 PM

Reyes, SS
Cameron, RF
Beltran, CF
Floyd, LF
Piazza, C
Anderson, 2B
Wright, 3B
Mientkiewicz, 1B
Ishii, P

Rollins, SS
Michaels, CF
Abreu, RF
Burrell, LF
Thome, 1B
Bell, 3B
Utley, 2B
Pratt, C
Lidle, P

Jun 23 2005 01:15 PM

Runner on 3rd, one out. Beltran strikes out. Boo.

Willets Point
Jun 23 2005 01:16 PM
Re: IGT - 6/23 - Mets at Phillies - Rubber Match

Elster88 wrote:
I'd say this is a Big Important Game.

Why? If they win, they're a sucky team with no chance of making the playoffs who won a game. If they lose, they're a sucky team with no chance of making the playoffs who lost again.

Jun 23 2005 01:17 PM

Willie is confusing me, I thought Cameron was the new lead off hitter?

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 01:19 PM

Wright getting demoted again to seventh in the order related to his holding the ball?

Jun 23 2005 01:20 PM

Rollins grounded out to third.
Michaels singled to left.1 on 1 out,Abreu at the plate, he lines out to center.

Jun 23 2005 01:24 PM

1 inning in the books, the score is 0/0

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 01:48 PM

Jose Reyes just singled.

In that at-bat, he took two strikes, before fouling off three more. He let three balls go by, and (if you believe Gameday) swung at nothing out of the strike zone.

Small victories, anyhow.

OE: Steals second on pitch two.

Jun 23 2005 01:50 PM

Yay! Go Cammy!

Jun 23 2005 01:51 PM

I think I have a mild case of food poisoning. I should probably go home and
get some rest. Nothing worse than being stuck behind a desk when you don't
feel well.

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 01:51 PM

Mets get the early lead on an Arby Eye single by Cammie the Trade Bait.

Jun 23 2005 01:52 PM

You should ask your company to spring for a car to take you home.

No reason to push it by taking the subway, you know?

Jun 23 2005 01:53 PM

I'm in the burbs, I think I can focus enough on driving. I'll take it slow.

Jun 23 2005 01:55 PM

Make sure you turn on the radio to keep you alert.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 23 2005 02:08 PM

Floyd and Piazza single to begin the 4th, Anderson now interrupting the flow.

Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 02:12 PM

And Wright takes advantage of his plum lineup spot to drive in a run w/a single

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 02:15 PM

Floyd Piazza, rally startin'.

Just the way I envisioned it.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 23 2005 02:16 PM

Doug Mientkiwise, official salty snack of the Mets, drives in another on a fielder's choice.

Jun 23 2005 02:20 PM

I guess Lidle threw the ball into centerfield or something on that play? Tough to get the real picture from Sportsline. One hit away from breaking the game open a little bit.

Jun 23 2005 02:22 PM

Wait, we're allowed to get Burrell out?

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 23 2005 02:31 PM

Jim Thome, official Cheez Doodle Eater of the Phillies, homers off Ishii to make it 3-1.

Ishii has creatively limited lefties to no hits except home runs, it seems.

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 02:36 PM

New York Metskiewczes with no walks through five.

Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 02:42 PM

Ishii = Good (so far)

Rollins was just the first Phils batter to reach 2nd - aside from Thome that is who only reached it as he was jogging past.

The 6th coming up seems to have been his trouble inning lately.

Jun 23 2005 02:46 PM

Yeah Ishii seems to get rattled easily, hope that's not the case today, is Keith doing the game?

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 02:53 PM

Sixth passes with out incident. One big corn can.

I think KC really went home.

Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 02:53 PM

Burrell - Thome - Bell
Pop-out - Fly Out - Ground Out on 3 pitches

Not so shaky this time.

Jun 23 2005 02:54 PM


Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 02:55 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 23 2005 02:58 PM

And wiith only 84 piitches on record, Randolph lets Ishii bat in the seventh.

Jun 23 2005 02:56 PM

Mientkiewicz goes boom.

Jun 23 2005 02:57 PM

Bloody great, Mink seems to have found his stroke..

Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 03:06 PM

Top 7:
Mientkiewicz - HR
Ishii - GO
Reyes - 1B (3rd hit o the day)
Cammy - K (Reyes steals 2B)
Beltran - BB

and now the Phils will go to the pen specifically for Cliff Floyd nemesis Rheal Cormier (Cliff's like 1-for-80 against him or something).

Fran was calling Cormier "Frenchy" the other day - and while he is a Franch Canadian I have no idea if that's a real nickname or something Fran just invented.

Jun 23 2005 03:09 PM

Call me sentimental. . . but I still get pumped when piazza comes to bat with the bases juiced.

Jun 23 2005 03:09 PM

Bases loaded for Batch.

Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 03:09 PM

And Cormier screws up that strategy by plunking Cliffy - 2 out, bags loaded, Piazza vs Frenchy.

Jun 23 2005 03:14 PM

And he grounds into a fource out :(

Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 03:16 PM

'Drinkin Buddy' goes deep w/1 out.


Jun 23 2005 03:28 PM

H Bell relieved K Ishii.
Rollins stole second
J Michaels singled to right center, J Rollins scored, J Michaels to second advancing on throw.
Ring onto pitch..


Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 03:29 PM

We're gonna regret not scoring any of those 'tack-on' runs.

Now 4-3 as Bell allows an RBI-1B
Ring in to face Abreu

(first they hit the Bell, now they have to put up with the Ring)

Jun 23 2005 03:29 PM

Bell comes in, Rollins steals second and scores on Michaels' single.

Ring coming in. . .

Jun 23 2005 03:33 PM

Well isn't this set up nicely for Burrell to ruin the day...

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 03:34 PM


The Jingle Jangle Kiddie Korps not getting it done today.

Come on, 'Bert'!

Jun 23 2005 03:35 PM

A walk to Abreu brings Burrell up and Hernandez in.

Jun 23 2005 03:35 PM

Please, please don't make a winner out of that Met Killer Rheal Cormier.


Jun 23 2005 03:35 PM

bleh. Ring gets squeezed, if I read Gary's tone correctly, and walks Abreu after a full count. Burrell up, and Robo in to face him.

Way to waste pitchers, Willie!

Jun 23 2005 03:38 PM

No sweat. . . hernandez Ks him (we need a smiley that is a backwards K)

Jun 23 2005 03:39 PM

Burrell K'ed!

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 03:46 PM

Do we have enough bullpen left to get through two more innings?

Jun 23 2005 03:48 PM

Can you get a hold if your team doesn't win?

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 03:51 PM


Jun 23 2005 03:57 PM

Cool, thanks edgy.

Hernandez gives up a single to utley but gets Pratt to fly out to cameron to end the inning.

9th inning, baby!

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 03:59 PM

Mel Rojas II just lowered his ERA to 2.03.

Jun 23 2005 04:14 PM

Looper shuts down Abreu with a comebacker to end it. 4-3 the suckass Mets
who can't do shit right.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 23 2005 04:15 PM

We win!!!

Edgy DC
Jun 23 2005 04:16 PM

The dope is that there's still hope.

Either that is the dope is the guy posting that there's still hope.

Jun 23 2005 04:16 PM

Like in May, the one game in the Phillies series the Mets lost was the one I attended....

But I'm just happy they took 2 out of 3. Yea for us!

Jun 23 2005 04:21 PM

Mets win! Hooray beer!

Willets Point
Jun 23 2005 04:22 PM

Mets win!!! This is going to be the turning point on the way to the pennant. I can feel it!!!!

Frayed Knot
Jun 23 2005 04:30 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 23 2005 04:49 PM

]Way to waste pitchers, Willie!

Willie played the pen just fine today IMHO. The buttons didn't always work correctly, but I thought he pushed them in just the right order.

* If he leaves Ishii in once he put a runner on in the 7th we'd be killing him for 'not learning his lesson' from Kaz's earlier bad innings -- so he brought in Bell to face the righty Michaels
* Once Bell gave up the single we'd have thrown Willie to the wolves if he left him in to face the lefty swinging Abreu -- so he went to Ring
* Then when R^3 walked Abreu, we'd have skewered him on a stick and stuck him in Dickshot's Chinese pig cooker if he left the LHP in to face Burrell -- so Willie did the logical thing and brought in the righty Roberto (excuse me, Mel II) for Pat the Bat
* Then left RH in to work the 8th, and Loopy for the 9th

I got no problems with any of that.

Jun 23 2005 04:36 PM

No, you're totally right, Frayed. He kept them on a short leash tonight, and he probably should have. My post was a knee-jerk reaction, based partially on visions of Hernandez letting the tying run score and then going into extra innings . . .

Which actually would've been okay, as we'd still have had Graves, Loopy, Koo & Heilman available. Heilman sucked yesterday, but it was only 22 pitches, Koo 12 & Graves threw only 8.

It just felt like a lot of pitchers in a short span . . .

Jun 23 2005 04:40 PM

This must have been a sight..

]With the Mets' defense overshifted to the right side, Hernandez made a rare catch for a pitcher, chasing Thome's foul pop into the third-base coach's box in the eighth.

Spacemans Bong
Jun 23 2005 04:45 PM

Big series win for the Mets, away from home and against a team above them in the standings.

Jun 23 2005 04:46 PM

OE: answering metsirish

It was. Chalk up another I can't remember the last time I saw that in a
game play. The funny thing was for me, I was re-entering the room where
the tv was and here's Hernandez fielding the high foul fly and Wright just
getting there and I'm like, "what the hell is wrong with Wright's head?" It
was on the heels of Wright ripping one down the line and then running to
first like he had a double only to find the ball beat him to first and was in-
deed picked. That was crazy enough. Of course, the Mets had that crazy
shift thing on which I didn't realize and great heads up by pitch.

Jun 23 2005 04:47 PM

Gary was impressed by that play. Sounds like Wright sort of fucked up on it a bit, and Hernandez saved his ass.

Since the shift was on, it wouldn't have been an easy play for Wright, though.