Archive: April 16th, 2011

Curb Your Enthusiasm

When asked about Dan Murphy’s attempted steal of third base in Saturday night’s game against the Braves, Mets manager Terry Collins explained,

“It was an error of enthusiasm. He was trying to create something that wasn’t there.”

Note to Murph re: that enthusiasm: curb it.


Mets Game 14: Loss to Braves

Braves 4 Mets 2

“Six in a row to make it go” is an old gear head / car enthusiast term referring to an inline six-cylinder engine. Perhaps it is also Terry Collins’ new mantra for getting his team going — six losses to get them moving toward a win? Or something. I’m trying here.


Chris Young Placed On DL

Mets pitcher Chris Young has been placed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis.

That didn’t take long, did it?

Pat Misch has been promoted from AAA Buffalo to take Young’s spot on the 25-man roster.

Was it really only a few days ago that I stated this?

There has never been much question as to whether Chris Young could be a dominating starter. The question is how long he can keep it up before he breaks down. So far, so good — if he can stay healthy enough to make 20-25 starts, it would be tremendous.

I didn’t mean to jinx him … though, I don’t really believe I have that kind of power. With Young’s mechanics, he’s going to break down eternally.

As for Young’s injury, I conferred with a biomechanics expert / kiniesiology scientist about it and will be posting more information shortly.