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Mets-Phils IGT, 6-28

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 07:13 PM

Freedom
Rollins
Michaels
Abreu
Thome
Burrell
Utley
Bell
Leiberthal
Tejada

=darkblue]Groove
Reyes
Cameron
Beltran
Floyd
Piazza
>>Anderson WHY
Wright
Daubach
Mr. Excitement

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 07:20 PM

Quality first inning for Zambrano, whiffing Abreu looking and Thome swinging.

It's time for Tejada's magic to end. This is a Big Game in my estimation.

KC
Jun 28 2005 08:13 PM

Nice first two plate appearances by Reyes. On the first one he got Tejeda
to chuck 12-13 pitches before flying out. On the second he walks, got Tejeda
to pay him so much mind that he stepped off a bunch of times and threw over
too. Cameron doubled him in from first and went to third on the throw.

KC
Jun 28 2005 08:18 PM

Beltran doubles in Cammy, Floyd walks, Piazza K's, Marlon Anderberry (18)
pops up, and it's up to Mr. Wright to bring in two.

KC
Jun 28 2005 08:20 PM

Wright K's, two left on (with no outs, I believe)

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 08:24 PM

That turned out to be an awful inning. 1 more baserunner was the knockout punch for Tejada but he stayed on his feet to the bell.

Two disappointing ABs for Wright so far. He did a nice job of working Tejada this time but whiffed. His first AB was poor -- a first pitch groundout to SS with a runner on 2nd and 1 out. That let them iBB Dauber and retire Zamby for the 3rd out.

We've got to turn the screws when we have the chance.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 08:31 PM

Hernandez, after that RBI single makes two excellent points that Frannie seemingly would've missed: (1) Zambrano shook Piazza off twice before that RBI change; (2) Utley had no business not going to third.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 08:32 PM

Why wasn't the infield fly rule called there?

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 08:35 PM

Predictable response to that outburst, but at least Zamby limits the damage.

If we don't spank this punk out the game NOW!!!! I'm gonna be unhappy.

KC
Jun 28 2005 08:38 PM

Who is Dogback? I had my back turned on the play. F X, where are you?

KC
Jun 28 2005 08:39 PM

Mex just mocked Cahnfidence ...

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 08:39 PM

Hernandez just busted on Frannie a bit for his overuse of cahnfidence.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 08:45 PM

Fran took it well.

I'm CAHNfident this Tejada character should have been out of there 2 innings ago.

Give us a laugher once in a while wouldya.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 09:03 PM

Who was I disagreeing with that Zambrano was lucky last time out?

THAT was lucky.

Holy crap, Mr. Excitement.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:04 PM

Wow! I thought he was cooked.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:07 PM

Not that I don't think Zambrano's done, but I think he'll get dusted if he comes back to the plate.

Watch out, Cliffy.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:08 PM

Excellent, Carlos.

I think Abreu didn't know where the wall was.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:11 PM

No, I don't care who the Nets' first round draft choice was, thanks!

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:20 PM

This is wickit! Everybody hitting the ball hard in Thome's direction.

He finally stops one, but the Mets go up 4-1.

Which number Met is Jose Offerman?

abogdan
Jun 28 2005 09:21 PM

Why'd they take Tejada out after only 4 innings? Not that I'm complaining now that Geary's given up 4 runs.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 09:24 PM

He'd thrown about 200 pitches in the first 4 innings.

Jose Offerman is Met #765 by my count but first in your hearts.

I coulda sworn he was a righty only and not a switchy. But I never saw him play much anywhoo.

Welcome Abordick!

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:31 PM

Heath Bell, givin' 'em Hell!

Let him go for the four-inning save.

Nymr83
Jun 28 2005 09:34 PM

Offerman (career .361 OBP) should be in the lineup as often as possible. and probably leading off if he still has the decent speed i remember from a few years ago.
Victor Houdini made me cringe tonight, but hey 1 run is 1 run.

KC
Jun 28 2005 09:38 PM

And six is six ... I forgot Offerman was on the Mets.

abogdan
Jun 28 2005 09:39 PM

KC
Jun 28 2005 09:42 PM

Piazza with the token inconsequential two run homer and Mets announcers
give their token accolades.

8-1, good guys.

Nymr83
Jun 28 2005 09:45 PM

]Give us a laugher once in a while wouldya.


Done.

Why is Bell being pulled with an 8-1 lead?

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:47 PM

I'll take all the inconsequential homers Piazza's got, as well as his consequential RBI single.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:52 PM

I guess if Ring is going to be an effective lefty specialist by the end of this season, Willie wants to get him as many chances in the role now, particularly with a margin for era which encourages Ring to throw strikes -- which has been his main problem.

He got Abreu's and Thome's butts to fly out and now he'll have cahnfidence that he can do that in September.

That's my thinking about Randolph's thinking, anyhow.

KC
Jun 28 2005 09:58 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 28 2005 10:00 PM

>>>I'll take all the inconsequential homers Piazza's got<<<

Oh stop, wouldn't you like to see more from time to time with men on in
close games instead of pop- ups and grounding into double plays?

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 09:58 PM

Danny Graves coming in.

A good outing by him would be some sweet icing.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 10:03 PM

Sure. I just don't think you buy that there is anything to the idea that Piazza's clutch ability is failing relative to his general batting ability.

More importantly, whose neck did they tape Graves' head onto?

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 10:05 PM

David Bell sure pastes Graves' fastball onto something.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 10:07 PM

Hard to think Mientkiewicz doesn't pick that errant throw by Wright. It had a long hop.

KC
Jun 28 2005 10:10 PM

Clutchness, disappointment ... I think I'll retire.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 10:15 PM

Nah, you still have a few in the bat.

For instance, Dae-Sung Koo is warning in the pen for the ninth. Do the Mets run the risk of burning all their lefties pitching mopup?

(Looks like nope, Graves returns for the ninth.)

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 10:17 PM

Jason Michaels pulls a David Bell.

So, is Graves the wartime son of an American soldier and a Vietnamese national?

soupcan
Jun 28 2005 10:31 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
So, is Graves the wartime son of an American soldier and a Vietnamese national?


Wartime? Too young.

metirish
Jun 28 2005 10:37 PM

I think that's why Graves flipped the Reds fan, he insulted his Mom who is Vietnamese, has to be a strange trip for him ,you go from 41 saves last season to mop up duty with the Mets.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 10:37 PM

"Born: 08/07/1973 " -- mlb.com

Saigon fell in Spring 1975, right?

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 28 2005 10:47 PM

This turned out to be a good opportunity to play around with the pen -- the Phils looked totally defeated.

There's hardly any argument that Abreu is a great player, but I swear I've caught him lollygaging and essentially taking some nights off in the past and I think we did tonight too. His ugly grey-colored glove didn't help him eitger of Beltran's "triple."

soupcan
Jun 28 2005 10:54 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
"Born: 08/07/1973 " -- mlb.com

Saigon fell in Spring 1975, right?


You are correct.

I guess I didn't realize Graves was as old as he is.

My bad.

Frayed Knot
Jun 28 2005 11:03 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 28 2005 11:20 PM

]Why wasn't the infield fly rule called there?


Not applicable on a foul pop (assuming we're talking about the same play).
When a pop like that is in the air - and all other conditions apply - the ump yells; "infield fly, IF FAIR".

Think about it, the entire rationale for having the I.F.R. doesn't exist when the ball is foul.



]... Abreu is a great player, but I swear I've caught him lollygaging and essentially taking some nights off in the past and I think we did tonight too


It's not your imagination; Abreu is frequently indifferent in his outfield play.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 11:18 PM

Well the ball did come down in fair territory, Daubach made the play.

The ump certainly might have called it an "Out if.." but Frannie and Keith sure didn't mention it.

Frayed Knot
Jun 28 2005 11:24 PM

Then we're talking about different plays. I was thinking of a 1st & 2nd situation where a foul pop was gloved by Wright. In that case the ump indicated the IFR but then didn't call it when the ball came down foul.

Didn't see the one you're talking about - I was in and out of the game after a while.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 11:48 PM

Bell had just driven in the first Philly run, with Utley going to second but inexplicably not going to third. While Keith is ripping him for this, Lieberthal hit one straight up the silo. Piazza camped under it, but while he was building a campfire, Daubach called him off and made the play.

Never mind, Gameday says it was an infield fly out. The booth just missed it, is all.