Game Day Open Thread: May 18 @ Atlanta

The Mets (19-20) take on the Braves (18-20) tonight at Turner Field…

Johan Santana (3-2, 3.88) goes up against Kris Medlen (1-1, 2.35)…

First pitch at 7:10pm EDT…


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  1. I hate the Mets May 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    At least they are on the road. It is raining like crazy in New York right now.
  2. @planethardball May 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    Gary Cohen on Chris Carter: "He's got a little Pete Rose in him."
  3. @planethardball May 18, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    Drinking game idea: Take a drink every time the cameras catch a glimpse of Yunel Escobar's frosted tips.
  4. Mike May 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    I think Jeff Francoeur attended the Hunter Pence school for Wide-Eyed Childlike Enthusiasm.
  5. Mike May 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    Kevin Burhardt is just like Suzyn Waldman, only prettier…
  6. KDAD May 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    My drinking game is simple… I follow the Mets therefore I drink.
  7. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 12:01 am
    Haha. Good point.

    Troy Glaus 2-run HR. Drink!

  8. KDAD May 19, 2010 at 12:09 am
    Joe I do love the new 'chat' format! It is the latter innings that put my 'game' in a downward spiral.. Or Ollie on the mound. Take your pick as to the reasons for the least productive workdays of the week due to what I call at work "homestress"
  9. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 12:14 am
    David Wright strikes out. Again… Turn, turn, turn…
  10. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 12:24 am
    Ike Davis looked positively Glaussian on that HR… Braves lead 2-1.
  11. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 12:27 am
    Gary Cohen gets his Francoeur HR in Atlantta… I think his voice cracked. Sounded like Peter Brady on that call.
  12. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 12:29 am
    Hey KDAD – Joe is out of the country for a few days, but I'm sure he'll be glad you like the new chat format.

    We are trying to foster a strong in-game chat community – similar to what you might see over at McCovey Chronicles (SF Giants blog) or Gaslamp Ball (Padres blog).

  13. Mike May 19, 2010 at 12:33 am
    How much you wanna bet Johan gives back one of those runs?
  14. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 12:35 am
    Apparently, the Mets AAA team is the "Bi-zens."
  15. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 12:51 am
    I think Santana is settled in…

    Wright K's again at the hands of Cy Medlen.

  16. Kerel Cooper May 19, 2010 at 1:06 am
    Mets really needed these two good back to back starts by Pelfrey and Santana. Hopefully the bats will get going here.
  17. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 1:31 am
    Agree 100%, Kerel. These are must win games, especially with the next week of games against the Yanks/Phils.
  18. @planethardball May 19, 2010 at 1:38 am
    I'm beginning to think David Wright has the yips… but for strikeouts.
  19. Kerel Cooper May 19, 2010 at 2:27 am
    Wright needs a day off (maybe two)