CHILL-AX METS FANS

Have you come off the ledge? Good. If Mets fans are going to react to every game this season like they have over last night’s season opener, there will be a shortage of nitroglycerin pills in NYC hospitals by June.

Sure it sucks to lose on opening day (night?) and Big Pelf was far from good but some Mets fans are acting like the season just ended instead of just starting. Maybe it’s due to the Mets proficiency of winning on opening day or maybe it was the sheer dominance of Josh Johnson or maybe it’s that we are dying to root for a team that looks, acts and plays like a confident Major League Baseball team, but if you’re bringing a football mentality to this baseball season, you’ll get burned out by Memorial Day weekend. There’s going to be rough patches, and that’s when we’ll see what the team and the manager is made of. If I could give Terry Collins a bit of advice, don’t fall into that bad habit of saying the team how proud you are that the team played hard and never gave up, that’s not to be commended it’s to be expected. Collins did make a move that worked out nicely as Willie Harris 2 for 4 breaking up Josh Johnson no-no.

Big Pelf had a rough night; if that two seam doesn’t sink then he’s sunk.  Give Buck some credit on that at bat, he worked the count to his favor and proceeded to foul of pitch after pitch, not only seeing Pelf’s full arsenal of pitches but also frustrating Pelf to make that perfect out pitch, a sinking two seamer that Buck will either over swing at at strikeout or hit on the ground for tidy double play. Pelfrey came with the two seam but instead of breaking down and in it was up and away enough for Buck, who has power, to extend his arms and place the ball on row over the right field fence. As bad as that pitch was, it was the strength of John Buck that put it out of the park.

Pelfrey then fell into that lack of focus that he needs to get over if he is to be a top shelf pitcher as he let Omar Infante walk into second base with a stolen base in the 5th . That was followed by a Hanley Ramirez single which ended Pelf’s night.

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  1. Michael says:

    Everything’s cool.

    I eagerly await the start of the championship season.

  2. Michael says:

    Steve,

    Can’t agree more about the football mentality that has a a grip on the unsophisticated fan base of all teams.

  3. This is a MUST win tonight !!! The bleeding can only be stopped by a Jonathon Niese no-hitter !!!…just kidding, I’m on hold @ WFAN and am warmin’ up !!!

  4. At least we didn’t get No-Hit. I think the Trade Deadline might be the highlight of our Season, but with all these new players- who knows what can happen. The ’69 Mets erupted with Wins during the last 2 months of the Season.

  5. kranepool says:

    @Michael
    Is Pee Wee Cashman kidding about just finding out the Mets abused the hell out of Pedro Feliciano’s left arm boy talk about always check the Car Fax, this is definitely a cry to relived of his GM duties to so he can join the circus

  6. Ah, the first Yankee Whine of the Season. Make sure they fill your glass, Yankee Dude.

  7. Selig’s office just told the Yankees to stop letting their Assistants tip off the pitches to their batters by giving hand signals from the Stands. I got a hand signal for the Yankees.

  8. Michael says:

    @peter

    Well let’s see about this Cahman business, babe.

    I’d say the little fellow was rather smart in passing on Santana and waiting for Sabathia. Wasn’t he, babe?

    Then again, all Sabathia cost was money.

    Money, that’s a rather sensitive subject around here. Isn’t it, babe?

    My best to you and the family on this first April weekend.

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