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In-Game Thread, 6/5, Game One

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 03:44 PM

Joan Payson's First Team

1) Ellison, rf
2) Durham, 2b
3) Niekro, 1b
4) Alou, lf
5) Feliz, 3b
6) Cruz, ss
7) Grisson, cf
8) Torrealba, c
9) Tomko, p
Joan Payson's Best Team

1) Reyes, ss
2) Cameron, rf
3) Beltran, cf
4) Piazza, c
5) Anderson, 2b (huh?)
6) Wright, 3b
7) Mientkiewicz, 1b
8) Diaz, lf
9) Ishii, p


GO!

cooby
Jun 05 2005 03:48 PM

What a perfect day.

Sun out all day.
Linus is little and green again, including one sock.
Got to actually SWIM in my pool, not just look at it.
Next door neighbor on leave from army reserves and home for a week. (although leaving in two weeks for war :( )
BBQ chicken tonight for supper.
Mets on Sunday night baseball.

Nymr83
Jun 05 2005 03:53 PM

Har!! shrunken me pirate avatar!!!
anderson sucks and we have 2 guys better at that position, why is he playing?

KC
Jun 05 2005 03:57 PM

They're definitely taking their time with Cairo's leg.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 03:58 PM

Wow, it's like the first "sucks" on the new board.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 04:03 PM

I think it's been lost in his so-far legendary pinch-hitting, but he's a 2B by trade. If Matsui needs a day off and Cairo's not ready, he's probably the best fit. I know he's not a Gold Glover, but he'll be okay for one game. Maybe Matsui plays Game 2.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 04:15 PM

A two out single, with the runner stranded at first. And efficient first inning from Ishii.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 04:16 PM

Never thought I'd see those two words ("efficient" and "Ishii") in the same sentence -- other than the sentence "Ishii could never be called an efficient pitcher" -- but it's apropos of something here. Nice work through the top of the order.

KC
Jun 05 2005 04:18 PM

Yes, Matsui in the night cap. Piazza sits and Floyd goes too ... I'm like, no
duh Seaver/O'Brien.

TheOldMole
Jun 05 2005 04:19 PM

Does "suxx" count?

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 04:20 PM

Reyes should have been called safe.

But he should have been called out yesterday on the bunt.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 04:20 PM

Cameron singles, and steals second.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 04:21 PM

Cameron really has been lights-out since he got back from the DL. It's almost too good; I feel like I'm waiting for the bubble to burst.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 04:21 PM

Beltran grounds out. Cameron moves over to third. Two out.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 04:22 PM

Cammie singles and steals.

I like that Joe Niekro has a hitting son.

Stereotype suggests that pitchers aren't athletic enough to produce hitting sons; and knuckleballers aren't athletic enough at all. Like they're faking their way through.

Reality suggests that both Phil and Joe were good hitters and fielders.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 04:23 PM

Mikey strikes out, stranding Cameron on third.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 04:38 PM

Mr. Efficiency with a dunker single to left scores Wright and the Metsies are up 1-0 after 2.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 04:49 PM

Seems like the Mets have been getting a lot of good hitting from their pitchers this season.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 04:59 PM

An error by Mr. Wright leads to the Giants tying the game in the third.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 05:20 PM

The scores were announced by the Giant play-by-play man and the color guy Mike Krukow assumed a goofy voice and yelled, "THEEEEE Yankees lost!"

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 05:23 PM

Wow! Ellison misses the suicide squeeze sign and swings.

That's the sort of screw up than can get Torrealba kilt. And I imagine Torrealba is going to remind him of that.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 05:26 PM

Nice to see Yankee-hating transcends all state borders.

Ishii is 2-2 with a pair of singles; Reyes pops up to second and there's two out.

holychicken
Jun 05 2005 05:27 PM

ishii being 2-2 (and the only RBI thus far) today raises his average to 385.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 05:38 PM

Fascinating Ishii tidbit, courtesy of Dave O'Brien: Apparently, Ishii has a Charles Barkley-like media presence in Japan; he has a "zany" personality that we don't often see here, but I guess he's very funny. O'Brien also says that he'll apologize after interviews if he wasn't "witty enough."

Go figure.

Nymr83
Jun 05 2005 05:38 PM

Ishii has thrown 50 strikes in 69 pitches, meaning that his biggest critic will not be very critical today.

MFS62
Jun 05 2005 05:48 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 05 2005 05:49 PM

Edgy, now you've gone and done it.
The name (of the SF announcer) you just mentioned is one of the most virulent Met jinxes in history.
When he was pitching against our team, he had a smirk on his face, knowing that we could never beat him. Even when the Mets got some runs off him, his team would score more to take him off the hook, or give him an undeserved win.
The very mention of his name meant a Met loss.
Now you've done it.
You not only mentioned his name, but on a day that the Mets were playing a double header.

I'm hoping against hope the curse has run its course. But if it hasn't, we will all know who to blame.

EDIT: corrected some typos.

Later

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 05:48 PM

Hard Giant hitting and sloppy Met defense give a four-run lead to San Francisco.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 05:52 PM

Krukow career vs. Mets:

22-7, 3.69 in 44 games (39 starts, including 5 shutouts)

Ugly.

The Mets don't look good in Game 1; and you hate to see that in a doubleheader.

KC
Jun 05 2005 05:59 PM

Start game two NOW!!!

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 06:01 PM

Lance Niekro hits one about 5000 feet into the seats in left, and he leaves down 6-1 in the 7th. In comes Heath Bell.

Nymr83
Jun 05 2005 06:05 PM

I'm not too happy about wasting Bell down 5 runs in game 1, shouldn't they throw Aybar or Dejean out there?

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 06:10 PM

Krukow Krukow Krukow.

He's an interesting announcer.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 06:26 PM

Manny says "'Fubar' this!"

He's playing the gui-tar on the M-T-V.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 05 2005 06:28 PM

We don't hit enough.

Beltran looks just horrible.

My head is huge.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 06:33 PM

Rally caps, campers.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 06:35 PM

Would ya look at the size of that guy's head! It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system! Looks like an orange on a toothpick!

Rockin' Doc
Jun 05 2005 06:38 PM

seawolf17 - Would ya look at the size of that guy's head! It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system! Looks like an orange on a toothpick!

Is Castro pitching for the Giants?

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 06:39 PM

Nah, that was a response to Wide.

Aaaaaaaaaaand Kaz K's and leaves 'em loaded. Dammit.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 05 2005 06:40 PM

Rally just died.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 05 2005 06:40 PM

That was Kaz wiffing in Wright's lineup slot thanks to a 2-batter double-switch by WWSB.

Grrrr.

Nymr83
Jun 05 2005 06:40 PM

Matsui swings at ball 4 to end the inning :evil: :evil:

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 06:40 PM

Weak swing by Matsui against Jane Eyre, who's been absolutely money this year.

Second guess: Should Cliffy have been up there?

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 06:42 PM

Willie doubleswitched Wright out of the game?!? How did I miss that? Come on, Willie.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 06:51 PM

A ninth inning double helps Mienkiewicz get some rocks off.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 06:51 PM

Cool photo, even if the play sucked:

Rockin' Doc
Jun 05 2005 06:52 PM

Eye Chart doubles to open the ninth. Doing all he can to miss the interstate.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 06:55 PM

VD hits one off of Hawkins that caroms into the outfield. Mets on first and third.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 06:55 PM

Anybody got any Diaz DNA.

I think he's Hawkins' daddy.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 06:57 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 05 2005 06:58 PM

Isn't this Cliffy's spot here?

On edit: I'll take it. Tying run on deck (save sit) for the Mets. Tyler Walker coming in.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 06:58 PM

Woodward singles to make it 6-2.

Too little too late :(

Rockin' Doc
Jun 05 2005 07:03 PM

Nice to see the team putting up a fight. Beltran needs to get on so the tying run can come to the plate.

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 07:04 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 05 2005 07:06 PM

Mike Piazza, your tying run.

(And he breaks his bat and grounds out to end it.

Thanks for playing.)

Rockin' Doc
Jun 05 2005 07:06 PM

Mission accomplished as Beltran singles. 6-3 Giants with Mets at the corners with two out in the ninth.

Before the drama can build, Piazza grounds out on the first pitch to end the game.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 07:06 PM

Mike Piazza, who leads all players in the history of baseball in career GOICS (ground outs in clutch spots), grounds out in a clutch spot and game 1 is in the books.

KC
Jun 05 2005 07:14 PM

>>>GOICS (ground outs in clutch spots)<<<

lofn'l

Elster88
Jun 05 2005 07:17 PM

]Mike Piazza, who leads all players in the history of baseball in career GOICS (ground outs in clutch spots), grounds out in a clutch spot and game 1 is in the books.

*sigh*

So, is there anyway to get credits for the number of posts from ezboard?

Edgy DC
Jun 05 2005 08:08 PM

Three outs in the ninth there -- Reyes, Cammie, and Piazza -- the future, the present, and the past.

Otherwise, things looked good.

MFS62
Jun 06 2005 04:08 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
Krukow Krukow Krukow.

He's an interesting announcer.


And, the Mets lost game one, didn't they?
When I posted that, the score was 1-1.

They lost.
Its your fault.
And I won't forget that.


Later