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IGT, 6/7 Pedro v. Oswalt

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 07:13 PM

Sons of Rusty

1) Palmiero. cf
2) Burke, lf
3) Biggio, 2b
4) Berkman, rf
5) Ensberg, 3b
6) Lamb, 1b
7) Everett, ss
8) Ausmus, c
9) Oswalt, p
=blue]Sons of Ed

1) Reyes. ss
2) Cameron, rf
3) Beltran, cf
4) Floyd, lf
5) Piazza, c
6) Anderson, 1b
7) Wright, 3b
8) Matsui, 2b
9) Martinez, p


Wright still buried in the lineup. Great play by Matsui to open. Ralph sounds wasted.

abogdan
Jun 07 2005 07:23 PM

Who let Roberto Alomar into the building?

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 07:25 PM

Matsui adjusts nicely going to his right on a grounder that skimmed off the lip of the grass in the first, then Anderson picked the throw on a long hop.

Cameron and Cliff double-double for a run. Cameron looked to tweak his leg, but stayed in and scored the run.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 07:38 PM

With two outs Kaz takes a two-strike pitch through the hole past short to clear Pedro.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 07:45 PM

Nine consecutive Astros have experienced futility in facing Pedro thus far.

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 07:49 PM

Reyes with a leadoff single to start the 3rd

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 07:51 PM

and promptly gets picked off/caught stealing. . . or got screwed by a missed hit and run. . . and then cameron Ks. . . great

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 07:53 PM

Fran Healy just said that defense was Brad Ausmus's "fort." Not "forte," mind you, but his "fort." I guess a fort is for defense, but Fran Healy is a moron.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 07:56 PM

I wonder if F.X. Healy is aware of the board moving. His insightful comments on cahn-fidence, nervous systems, and preparatory hitches would be sorely missed were he to disappear.

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 07:58 PM

Beautiful 6-4-3 double play

2 down in the 4th

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 08:17 PM

Only baserunner for the Astros so far came on a walk, and was erased on a DP. 1-0 Mets, middle 5.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 08:21 PM

Pedro leads off the fifth with a clean single to center.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 08:26 PM

The 'Stros blow a sure DP when no one covers second on Reyes' hard chop to third. Cameron and Beltran follow with singles, and it's 2-0.

Cameron almost picked off third. That woulda hurt with Floyd up.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 08:37 PM

Three more Astros retired. Eighteen have batted through six.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 08:40 PM

Matsui with another two-out single, this one of the infield variety, to clear Pedro once again.

soupcan
Jun 07 2005 08:43 PM

6-4 1 down in the 7th

ABG
Jun 07 2005 08:45 PM

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry...I jinxed it.

I couldn't help myself and turned on the radio instead of sticking with Gamecast, just as Burke was going deep.

Batty31
Jun 07 2005 08:45 PM

There goes the no no. 'sigh'

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 08:45 PM

D'oh. . . my fault, I thought bad thoughts. . . home run by burke :(

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 08:47 PM

10 hits 2 runs
1 hit 1 run

something wrong here. . .

Spacemans Bong
Jun 07 2005 08:47 PM

I blame Kiner. He kept calling it a no-hitter through 6.

STFU, worst HOF pick ever.

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 08:48 PM

I blame Healy. He started talking about it at the end of the sixth.

soupcan
Jun 07 2005 08:49 PM

Stop apologizing - it was my brother-in-law's fault.

As my phone rang the ball left the yard. The phone stopped ringing, I looked at the caller ID and saw it was him. I called him back and he said the was calling to tell me about the possible no-no (HE was calling ME to tell me? Please).

He jinxed it.

ABG
Jun 07 2005 08:51 PM

My friend just told me he took off his socks just before Burke's at bat, so we can call blame him.

soupcan
Jun 07 2005 08:53 PM

Why can't people just sit perfectly still and not move at all when these things are unfolding?!

Geez Louise.

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 08:54 PM

I blame everyone except pedro.

soupcan
Jun 07 2005 08:55 PM

Reyes 4-3.

Cameron 5-3.

Beltran singles to right,

Franco warming in the pen? Heh-heh-heh.

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 08:56 PM

Doesn't beltran realize that he is supposed to homer tonight?

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 08:58 PM

It's on!!!

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 08:58 PM

That was the worst baseball fight ever.

Spacemans Bong
Jun 07 2005 08:58 PM

This is where Wright just kills one.

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 08:59 PM

The fight overshadowed this comment from Ralph:

Ralph: They're gonna walk Floyd; that's gotta be the first time in a long time that they walked someone to get to Piazza.
Me: Actually, Ralph, that happened the other day.

And DAMMIT TED JUST MENTIONED MEL ROJAS. I'm getting the shakes.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 08:59 PM

Was there a warning? If not, Pedro gets a chance to become a candidate for Mayor.

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 09:00 PM

If that fight had happened, what would john franco do? Would he fight the mets?

ABG
Jun 07 2005 09:01 PM

can someone provide a quick summation of the events for those who simply saw "On Field Delay" listed on Gamecast?

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 09:02 PM

And now Oswalt comes a little too close to Piazza.

Pedro's mayoral campaign commercials would have to be better than that guy in the NJ primary who has the camera spinning in circles.

Lamb-Everett-Ausmus in the eighth; if the Mets pick up a couple of runs here, I'd say Lamb goes down.

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 09:02 PM

Oswalt hit Floyd in the elbow; the benches cleared reeeeeeeeeeeally slowly, and that was that. The bullpens didn't even reach the infield dirt before turning around and heading back.

soupcan
Jun 07 2005 09:03 PM

Piazza walks.

Sacks drunk Anderson up.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 09:04 PM

Beltran singles, takes second on a WP/PB (WW), then Oswalt nails Floyd in lieu of an IBB. Finger pointing, but little else, ensues.

Meanwhile, Piazza walks, then Anderson singles off Ensberg's glove. 3-1 Mets, and Oswalt is history.

soupcan
Jun 07 2005 09:05 PM

Marlon pokes one past third, one comes in 3-1 Mets bases still full.

Pitchin' change.

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 09:21 PM

Pedro coming out for the 9th? Almost 100 pitches? I guess. . .

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 09:25 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 07 2005 09:26 PM

He hangs a backward K on Jose Vizzzzzzzzzcaino. That's one.

Palmiero the Lesser gets caught lookin'.

Pedro is untouchable! Three K's looking in the ninth, and it's a 3-1 final.

Iubitul
Jun 07 2005 09:26 PM

Pedro strikes out the side in the ninth.

Wow. Just f'ing wow.

holychicken
Jun 07 2005 09:29 PM

See? Obviously I guessed right :)

Elster88
Jun 07 2005 09:34 PM

On the post game interview, Pedro said he didn't know he had a no-hitter going. I don't buy that one. If he didn't know then he's not paying enough attention, which can't be so.

Elster88
Jun 07 2005 09:36 PM

] I blame Kiner. He kept calling it a no-hitter through 6.

STFU, worst HOF pick ever


Give me a break. With the Mets' history, the announcers are usually calling them no hitters after the first.

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 09:36 PM

I'm voting for Pedro.

Elster88
Jun 07 2005 09:38 PM

I would've rather Pedro not pitched the ninth. Every inning he doesn't pitch now is one he can pitch in September.

Iubitul
Jun 07 2005 09:40 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 07 2005 09:41 PM

I believe it. You get so focused on making each pitch, it's definitely possible.

I used to think the same thing, then I personally experienced that kind of focus.

I used to bowl quite seriously. One night, I was bowling in a doubles league where you are also pitted head to head in match play against the guy on the other team. He threw a spare in the first frame, and I threw a strike - after that, we matched each other strike for strike the rest of the game - I was so focused on each shot, I didn't even know when I hit the 10th frame - he shot 279, I shot 300.

So, yeah. I believe a pitcher now when he says that.

Elster88
Jun 07 2005 09:41 PM

I still don't believe it.

metirish
Jun 07 2005 09:49 PM

great game, great IGT...great Pedro, striking out the side is a Pedro signature to end a game, used to be anyway..amazing.

Swan Swan H
Jun 07 2005 09:53 PM

No way I take Pedro out. He was just under 100 pitches when the ninth started. But, that's not the real reason.

If Pedro falters in the ninth, well, it was a great effort. Besides, Looper is ready if he gives up a hit or two. If Looper saves it, so what? Nice game.

If, however, Looper blows it, the fallout would be devastating.

And, when Pedro ends it with three man vs. boys strikeouts, it is euphoria.

cooby
Jun 07 2005 09:57 PM

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I wonder if F.X. Healy is aware of the board moving. His insightful comments on cahn-fidence, nervous systems, and preparatory hitches would be sorely missed were he to disappear.


I knew there was somebody missing here. I'd better call him up.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 07 2005 10:01 PM

Pedro was something.

I did my part. Had a softball game at 75th and West Side Hwy, tuned in in the 3rd and refused to get on a subway train until or if it broke up. Made it all the way to Bway & 59th.

metirish
Jun 07 2005 10:17 PM

Floyd is still very hot on the post-game, "I knew it was coming, Garner told him to hit me, every dog has it's day"...and so it went, payback is coming, at least Floyd thinks so anyway...

Frayed Knot
Jun 07 2005 10:33 PM

The TV guys were talking about an incident from last year between Oswalt & Cliff -- which I don't remember a thing about.

Anyone?

metirish
Jun 07 2005 10:36 PM

yeah , last season Floyd hit a Grand Slam in Houston off Oswalt, next series when they faced each other Oswalt hit Floyd.

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 10:59 PM

Every inning he doesn't pitch now is one he can pitch in September.

In theory, maybe.

metirish
Jun 07 2005 11:02 PM

Take Pedro out and we miss this, pure joy..

Willets Point
Jun 07 2005 11:10 PM

This makes up for my kickball team being swept in a doubleheader tonight.

metirish
Jun 07 2005 11:12 PM

the SoSH had an IGT about the Mets game tonight...great read ..

http://p086.ezboard.com/fsonsofsamhornbostonredsox.showMessage?topicID=15518.topic

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 07:21 AM

"I really miss that Dominican Diva."

ROFL

Thanks Irish - great stuff :)

Elster88
Jun 08 2005 08:56 AM

With yesterday's win, the New York Mets are the 2005 NL Wild Card Leaders. (tied with Atlanta)

seawolf17
Jun 08 2005 08:58 AM

End the season NOW!!!!

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 08:58 AM

Did everyone miss lubitol saying he bowled a 300? In match play?

That had to be awesome.

Was it your first 300 game?

Elster88
Jun 08 2005 08:59 AM

]Take Pedro out and we miss this, pure joy..
Pure joy is always fun, and complete games are always fun. But I'd still rather see pure joy and complete games in September and October.

seawolf17
Jun 08 2005 09:05 AM

We did all kind of just skip over that thought. Very cool, lub. We saw a guy bowl a 299 once, a couple of lanes down from us: from then on forward, any time anyone left one pin standing, we called it a "Larry" in honor of that guy.

I loved the CG last night; I think it can only help his (and Willie's) cahnfidence down the road. He was cruising! If he was laboring, then I'd say get him out of there, but he wasn't, so I have no problem letting him finish it.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 08 2005 09:06 AM

Really?

Holy crap.

I'm lucky to roll a 100.

"What do you mean 'brought it bowling,' Dude? I didn't rent it shoes. I'm not buying it a fucking beer. He's not taking your fucking turn."

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 09:13 AM

Goddamn - those SOSHers are still fixated on the man.

You'd think that with their boys on Queer Eye last night they could've focused their energy elsewhere.

Iubitul
Jun 08 2005 09:16 AM

soupcan wrote:
Did everyone miss lubitol saying he bowled a 300? In match play?

That had to be awesome.

Was it your first 300 game?


Yes - first of 3. The funny thing is that since I was in match play, I didn't have time to get nervous, so bowling in that kind of a match helped. Before that I had gotten to the last ball 3 times for a 297 and a pair of 299's ( I got screwed on both of them)

cooby
Jun 08 2005 09:19 AM

lubitol, what DOES your name mean?

Iubitul
Jun 08 2005 09:23 AM

It's Iubitul - and I'll just say that it's not an English word.

cooby
Jun 08 2005 09:23 AM

Ok, I'll just use my imagination then...

Edgy DC
Jun 08 2005 09:49 AM

There's a legendary Russian camera called a lubitel.

metirish
Jun 08 2005 09:51 AM

You can watch all 12 Pedro K's on Mets.com, it's the MSG feed.

Trivia.

Fran Healy caught two no hitters,who did he catch?

Rotblatt
Jun 08 2005 10:45 AM

Petey makes me happy. When he struck out the side in the ninth, I was grinning ear to ear.

I wonder how he would've done had we pitched him tonight instead of yesterday. Given his splits on 4 days versus 5, it might have been an even more historic performane.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

I'm liking this team right now.

Rotblatt
Jun 08 2005 11:03 AM
Petey

From the SoSH board:

]Also, his .151 OBA is the second lowest after 12 starts since 1920 (SportsCenter was actually useful tonight).


1920. I'd start a thread gushing about Pedro's performance so far, but I'm too superstitious.

Elster88
Jun 08 2005 11:29 AM

In the post-game and during the game, they said that the pen lost three of Pedro's leads this year. I remember Opening Day of course, and I thought I remembered one more, but I didn't think there was a third.

Opening Day was definitely a shoulda won. Pedro could be 8-1. As long as he's being jinxed up and down, a Met winning the Cy Young would be cool.

The SBS (or is it SSB?) team is going to have a my head on a platter.

Edgy DC
Jun 08 2005 12:02 PM

Anybody still working from the perspective that Pedro Martinez doesn't like pitching to Mike Piazza to the point of insisting on Ramon Castro?

Batty31
Jun 08 2005 12:45 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
Anybody still working from the perspective that Pedro Martinez doesn't like pitching to Mike Piazza to the point of insisting on Ramon Castro?


Funny you should say that, as I was just thinking about that last night. Haven't heard a whisper about that as of late. :roll:

seawolf17
Jun 08 2005 12:57 PM

I wasn't sure where to stick this, but:

The last time the Mets were four games over .500 was July 31, 2002.

Wow.

Centerfield
Jun 08 2005 12:58 PM

We were four games over .500 in 2002?

Double wow.

Rotblatt
Jun 08 2005 01:02 PM

Yeah, who knew.

sharpie
Jun 08 2005 01:08 PM

Was that the year we went 0-for-August at home or was it one of the other recent terrible years?

86-Dreamer
Jun 08 2005 01:08 PM

Hopefully they won't lose their next 13 home games like they did in August 2002! Rough month that August of 2002

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 01:15 PM

They won for us during our game in Milwaukee on August 8, then went south immediately thereafter.

Iubitul
Jun 08 2005 01:26 PM

ok - so we now know that SK can no longer go to Mets games in Milwaukee in August.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 01:27 PM

No, it means that I should travel with them the whole month, not just on my son's birthday :p

Centerfield
Jun 08 2005 01:29 PM

That's right. That was the time Benitez ruined our season by blowing the save in the first game of a doubleheader against the DBacks causing us to go into a tailspin for the rest of the month. I remember thinking it was irresponsible of Benitez to pick that game to blow a save. I hope Looper won't repeat that mistake.

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 01:48 PM

That surprises me (the 4 games over thing).

I would've thought that last year when we were in it up until the All-Star break that we were several games over .500. Guess not.

seawolf17
Jun 08 2005 01:58 PM

The best they got in 2004 was three over, a couple of times.

Elster88
Jun 08 2005 04:16 PM

Didn't we open 2002 at 16-11 and first place in the East? I thought that after that the team went straight to the toilet. I didn't realize they were four over as late as July 31.