Mets Game 152: Win Over Marlins
Mets 3 Marlins 2
Mets sweep the Marlins, solidifying their hold on fourth place in the NL East.
Mets Game Notes
Once again, I have no notes for this game because I couldn’t watch it. Too bad, as it sounded fairly dramatic. If you saw the game, please post your observations in the comments. Thank you.
By sweeping the Marlins, the Mets won their second home series of the second half. Seriously.
Additionally, the magic number is now 7 for the Mets to clinch a fourth-place finish. Just think, if the NL East comprised two teams, and those two teams were the Mets and the Marlins, the Mets would be sitting pretty right now and a virtual lock for the postseason. Unfortunately, the Mets have the bad luck of being in a division with three other teams as well.
Next Mets Game
The Mets begin a four-game series against the Pirates on Monday at 7:10 p.m. Jenrry Mejia gets the start against Kyle McPherson.
Jose is a favorite of mine. Last year I relished his every game, knowing that he was going. Nature abhors a vacuum; Tejada steped into the void and is making it his own. Jose is a unique player. When the Marlins lay-off Jose’s back loaded contract : I hope it is to a world champion.
Tejada was paid less that 5% of Jose’s salary this year. Sandy made a good buisness decision not signing Jose. Sandy failed in not trading him last year for scrap value lin July 2011.
Ralph Kiner tells a funny story of negotiating with the Pirates Management…. They reasoned that they finished last with him, they could finish last without him.
Like you, I have been unable to watch Met games broadcast on WPIX evidently due to rich companies squabbling on how to share millions. In this case, we should actually thank the cable company. In typical Met fashion, their latest “win streak” actually hurts the team, costing them a shot at the #4 pick next year. The 70+ win range that they are destined for, lead mostly by players 30+, is the worst possible scenario playing out. Not bade enough for high picks and a clean house mentality, not good enough to energize either the fan base or team brass about the 2013 season. PIX and Cablevision might as well battle it out until 2016.
I go because the drinks are cold, and they’ll still have me in the booth once a week. That’s even too much for me.