As much as the Mets tried to give the Pirates last nightâ€™s game they couldnâ€™t as the Pirates are well, the Pirates.Â Watching the Pirates and realizing their seventeen years of sucking at baseball, The Beatles Let It Be plays in my head with a few changes in the lyrics:
When i find myself in times of trouble
Â comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom,
Â Â be grateful Â you are not a Pirates fan
Jon Niese stepped up big last night putting forth an effort that could force the Mets to keep reusing Ollie Perez MRI showing his tendonitis over and over again (would anyone object to seeing OP on the 60 day DL? I didnâ€™t think so) Niese had great velocity and command of his fastball and his curve his is out and out nasty.Â In fact he went with his fastball early in the game then mixed his break ball and off speed pitches in a nice blend later in the game as his 95 pitches were spilt in an outstanding 67/28 K/B. The other impressive part of Niese game last night besides zero walks was his mound demeanor which was calm, cool and collected. I know this start was against the Pirates not exactly a NL powerhouse but it was still had to be a big confidence boost to Niese.
Forget Gary Sheffield, Ryan Church better not turn his back to the north of the state as the F-Mart buzz is getting louder.
Still no sign of Brain Stokes. Iâ€™m starting to wonder is there really a Brian Stokes or is he a figment of my imagination?
Comâ€™on Â Koos you got to pay the IRS man, Hopefully Koosman wonâ€™t be in jail when the 69 celebration takes place.
I want to like Ed Coleman I really do. Iâ€™ve met him and he is a great guy but he gives you NOTHING during his Mets reports on WFAN. This morning he was on with Richard Neer and Neer asked about rumors that JJ Putz has had some arm trouble and all Coleman could say was â€œI donâ€™t know about thatâ€ How can you be around the team everyday and not know if Putz and the Mets are hiding something here. Comâ€™on Ed put a little effort in the job will ya.
J-Man is hit with a one game suspension for bumping inept umpireÂ Bill Welke. If Manuel gets a game off, Welke should get at least a 5 game seat for that embarassing wrong call of interference.Â Sandy Alomar Sr. runs the Mets todayÂ