Between-Games Thoughts

While waiting around for another game to start, consider the following …

  • It’s clear that Paul LoDuca needs at least a two-game rest — that said, it may be a blessing in disguise if his suspension appeal is denied.
  • With all that rosin on his head, was El Duque trying to put one over on the Phillies or trying to get a Head and Shoulders sponsorship?
  • Carlos Delgado’s biorhythms must be good. Or he’s simply a good hitter against pitchers with ERA’s near 100
  • Speaking of, JD Durbin’s ERA went down almost 75.00 as a result of his 4 2/3-inning, 6-runs allowed performance
  • JD Durbin will never be confused with JD Drew, nor Chad Durbin

Some fun links to browse while waiting for the 7:35 start …

For some humor, see JD Durbin’s Official Blog (unfortunately, it’s similar to his secondary pitches — not updated in two years).

For more involved, but more intelligent rhetoric, read Faith and Fear in Flushing’s reminiscence of 1979 — for many of us, one of the more depressing seasons in Mets history. (Simply seeing names like Roy Lee Jackson and Juan Berenguer make my skin crawl.)

For those that prefer less-winded commentary, Zisk Online has a haiku for Glavine’s 297th

For those who don’t want to read at all, but prefer to look at the pictures, Metsgrrl has a shot of Joe Smith’s butt

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  1. Micalpalyn June 29, 2007 at 5:48 pm
    Thanks for the ‘big up’ below.

    Here’s a new one to ponder; Gotay is still hitting .296 despite 0-5 PH appearances this last week (keeping him fresh). Well we faced a righty and lefty today. Valentin is hitting LEFTIES at a .310 clip. Gotay hits righties at a .326 clip. So guess who starts against JD Durbin. However Easley , bad knees and all does hit lefties to a .321Avg. Hmmm. Green hits lefties….217avg. Delgado 281 vs lefties .180 vs right. Willies hunches?

    If he wants to get Easley ABs RF is not a terrible place.

  2. joe June 29, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    I’m tempted to hire a personal assistant and assign that person to show up in the Mets clubhouse before every game, tap Willie on the shoulder, and remind him that Ruben Gotay is on the roster.

    Burying him like Fred “Chicken” Stanley is nonsensical … I still think it has something to do with Gotay’s indirect relationship to Jeff Keppinger — another guy Willie hated for mysterious reasons.

    And I agree with you — Easley in RF is a good way to get his occasional punch into the lineup.

  3. sincekindergarten June 30, 2007 at 5:20 am
    I wasn’t exactly put off by Easley at 2B in the second game. Especially when he tried to force Aaron Rowand into a repeat performance of Rowand’s face into the center field wall.