Mets Game 52: Win Over Cardinals
Mets 8 Cardinals 0
OK, it’s out of the way. Can we move on, now, please?
Mets Game Notes
Unbelievable to see Cardinals hitters swinging at first pitches in the 8th and 9th innings, down by 8 runs and a no-hitter going. Horrendous baseball like that drives me nuts.
Awesome that Queens-born Mike Baxter made the defensive play of the game.
Nice double down the line by Carlos Beltran. If the umpire called that one correctly, any Mets fan who didn’t already hate Beltran, would certainly have learned to due to hisbreaking up the no-no. What kind of evil irony would that have been?
Next Mets Game
Mets and Cardinals do it again on Saturday afternoon at 4:10 p.m. R.A. Dickey goes for the second no-hitter in Mets history against Lance Lynn.
Though, there’s no reason we have to wait another 51 years — maybe Dickey will do it on Saturday!
Adrian Johnson’s call on Beltran counter-balances Jim Joyce’s call on Galarraga.
Did you see the knucklehead fan get pummeled by security after jumping on the pile on the mound?
And will Johan’s surgery from now on be known as “Johan Santana Surgery?” After all, if the elbow can have a glamorous signature surgery, the shoulder deserves one as well.
Good job stepping up with the follow-up post. Thank you.
Readers disgruntled with my piece, please move on to Paul’s perspective at http://www.metstoday.com/7740/opinion-and-analysis/7740/
Please note that this isn’t just a spur of the moment comment, it’s been a long time coming. Your writing has simply been going downhill, and I for one, will no longer be reading your blog after tonight.
If it’s 2006 game 7 you’re referencing, there’s only one goat in that game, and his name is Aaron.
And I echo the sentiment that there was plenty of interesting material to discuss regarding today’s game, and it’s disappointing that you shortchanged a fabulous night.
As for the “material” re: Santana’s start, I had nothing. To me this was just another game. Would you have preferred I “faked” emotion and wrote 500 words on how glorious a night it was, when the truth is that I’m indifferent to the event?
I’m glad that you and many, many other Mets fans enjoyed the moment. I’m sorry that you are disappointed that I didn’t share in the elation, but it wouldn’t be right to pretend I did.
Joe’s often over-looked articles on pitching mechanics and catching are a great take that you don’t get often, and he often covers angles that you don’t get elsewhere.
Also in reference to Carlos Beltran. If he didn’t take strike 3 looking, I probably wouldn’t hold the grudge that I do. But other than that, I do agree a lot of Carlos hate is extremely misplaced.
I didn’t suggest you should express elation; I read the blog for analysis, not emotions. If you’re indifferent to the event, I’d think you’d therefore be outraged Santana was allowed to throw 130+ pitches. Instead, your outrage was directed at Cardinals hitters for swinging early in the count. That’s…bizarre.
As to there being a large faction of Beltran haters: 27,000+ fans is a pretty fair sample, and he didn’t exactly get the Chipper Jones treatment from them.
I couldn’t believe Johan managed to work around all those baserunners. Glad Santana doesn’t reach to men on like Pelfrey.