Friday, June 30, 2006

 

Mets in a funk

Three losses in Boston and 1 at Yankee Stadium are enough to get Met fans grumbling again. If they're so good, why can't they beat the AL East's best? Well, the Red Sox were hot, and the Yankees are the Yankees. It's just how the Mets are losing which is cause for concern. They've stopped hitting, are getting picked off bases and have made some bad errors (mostly Lastings Milledge's flubs at Fenway). The team's MVP David Wright struck out 3 times against the Yankess, who 1-hit them en route to a 2-0 shutout. No matter how improved the Mets are, they still remind you of the old Mets who couldn't put tough teams away.

Sure, they're 10.5 games ahead of the Marlins, and look like they'll cruise into the playoffs. But never be too sure. Pedro Martinez isn't pitching well, Tom Glavine is 40 years old and injuries (Carlos Delgado, Xavier Nady) keep hampering the lineup. "El Duque" Hernandez delivered 7 solid innings tonight, but he's been inconsistent. So has 5th starter, Alay Soler. Let's not even consider how Billy Wagner, who's already blown 4 saves, will perform down the stretch and in the playoffs.

The Mets still have a lot to prove. They can start by immediately snapping their 4-game losing streak tomorrow against Randy Johnson and the Yankees.

Bonghitters trek to Long Island
Billboard magazine usually challenges the Bonghitters to a double-header around 9/11. Tomorrow, the Bonghitters hit the road - actually, the Long Island Expressway - for an impromptu afternoon of ball, beer, BBQ and buds vs. Billboard in East Moriches. Wish us luck!

"ABANDONED MET HAT" PHOTO BY TOM-TOM

Comments:
hey steve,
that was a fucking fun day yesterday. sooo many beers and sminof ices
hahha
too bad i lost us the game with all of my crappy plays and hitting.
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little forch =[
 
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