Talk about a buzz kill, after Thursday â€˜ game and the fact that the Mets took 3 of 4 from the Cards to pull within a half game of first place in the division, I was starting to wonder could this team play just good enough to stay in the race until August when weâ€™re told the walking wounded should all be back in the lineup plus a chance that Billy Wagner could make his way back to the pen. Could it happen? Well, after last nightâ€™s cold water in the face, bringing me back to this awful place performance, itâ€™s Â going to be mighty tough.
This one was over in the second inning as the Mets decided that the lineup they trotted out on the field wasnâ€™t enough of a handicap that they had to help the Highlanders more by playing shitty defense to leave Big Pelf out to dry. The combination of bad D and having his nuts squeezed by home plate ump Tony Randazzo had Pelfrey close to meltdown mode.Â As Ron Darling pointed out on the telecast Pelf was showing emotion but he was still in control and after that awful second inning, pitched well but at 93 pitches through 5 innings and with two on and two out, and Pelfrey due up, Manuel sent up a pinch hitter which was the right call, the batter he sent up was Argenis Reyes and that was the wrong call.
When your lone right handed bat on the bench is Argenis Reyes he doesnâ€™t see the batters box until the game goes to the bottom of 145th inning. Manuel does not have the luxury of matching lefty righty with Â this cut rate roster you have to go with your best hitter on that bench so in that spot you have to have Daniel Murphy hit for Pelfrey. Â Â I wonder if there was some subliminal message that Manuel was sending to the front office with that move?
If ever there was a game to close the clubhouse door and air out your team it was last night but J-Man didnâ€™t do it. Â Last night in Toronto, after the Phillies lost to the Blue Jays, Charlie Manuel closed the clubhouse and laced into his club to get its head out of its ass. After the tongue lashing C-Man refused to speak to the media most likely going back to his hotel room with a big bottle of Canadian Club to wash away his frustrations. So which Manuel do you think is GANSTAâ€™?
J-Man mentioned his roster depletion due to injury in his post game talk and itâ€™s pissing me off that he keeps using that excuse as he needs to add a little Belichick to his game.
So now John Maine is getting a cortisone shot and will be shut down as he still has â€œdiscomfortâ€ in his shoulder. Can we just send him to Birmingham to Dr Andrews already and get it over with? The Mets med staff is embarrassed one more time and the sad part is itâ€™ll happen again.
The doctor who shot Michael Jackson with so much dope it killed him shouldnâ€™t worry about a job Iâ€™m sure the Mets would gladly take him on their staff.
I agree with Gary Cohen, F-Mart is up here to play as a showcase for a trade.
MLB Trade Rumors had a link at deal with the Nats to send Nyjer Morgan to the Nats for Lastings Milledge. Â I wouldnâ€™t mind going after Morgan if Iâ€™m the Mets.