Mets Game 75: Win Over Athletics
Mets 4 Athletics 1
The Mets wear out the wet weather to take the series from Oakland; a good way to finish as they embark on a tour of AL parks.
Mets Game Notes
I’m not going to pretend that I saw this game and try to provide intelligent notes. My workday began at 7 AM, ended shortly before midnight, and when I turned on the DVR I had two hours of “Mets Yearbook” (the most entertaining, for me, was 1975, with the feature on Dave Kingman … which also had Lindsey Nelson explaining that “a Mets game is New York’s best dollar-value in sports entertainment”). So if you can, please provide your perspective of the game in the comments.
Next Mets Game
The Mets head to Texas to face the Rangers for a weekend series. Game one begins at 8:05 PM EST on Friday night. Mike Pelfrey faces Matt Harrison.
The punchless (but good starting pitcher, here some fill-in only gave up two earned) As also helped by giving up two unearned runs. Beato also pitched well with two innings of one run ball (no hit in inning). K-Rod had a clean save. Harris got on base again. Darling and Gary did the game. Comments about Riggelman quitting.
Comic relief moment: pitcher comes in via double switch. Again gives up pitch hit to Harris. The new 1st baseman flubs a catch. Allows Reyes to continue the at bat and get a RBI. That didn’t quite work out well.
Day 1. Capuano Side Stitch Doesn’t Stand in Way of Great Outing.
Day 5. Capuano misses start for continuing discomfort in side. Terry still says he’s day to day.
Day 10. Capuano flies to NY for evaluation by Mets physicians. Terry and Sandy bite nails waiting for report.
Day 11. Capuano diagnosed with slight ribcage sprain. Doctor’s prescribe rest. Day to day.
Day 15. Capuano still sidelined with mysterious ribcage sprain. Further evaluation scheduled with Mets docs today.
Day 16. Capuano rediagnosed with cracked rib. Out for two weeks. Terry has no fingernails left.
Day 30. Capuano not healing. Doctors perplexed. Check for concussion. Terry loses fingers from gnawing.
Day 45. Mets fire entire medical staff. Capuano visits new docs. New diagnosis: who the heck knows.
I obviously exaggerate, but sometimes it feels like this kind of story all the time with these guys.