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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Padres (51-65) @ Mets (57-57), Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 7:10pm

SDP: Wade LeBlanc (26, LHP, 0-2, 4.98)
NYM: Chris Capuano (32, LHP, 9-10, 4.44)

The Primer Chimp Posted: August 09, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 61 comment(s)
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   1. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:07 PM (#3896545)
I know everyone hates watching Pelfrey, but I really find Cap more interminable.
   2. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:12 PM (#3896547)
Capuano doesn't have the history of frustrating us that Pelfrey does. It's not really a fair fight.

95 wins probably gets us to the playoffs. 38-10 shouldn't be a problem.
   3. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:15 PM (#3896551)
Shouldn't there be interference called on Bartlett? It would have resulted in effectively the same thing, but I imagine runners aren't allowed to stand in the vicinity of where the ball is dropping.
   4. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:30 PM (#3896560)
I know I'm late, but yes, I'm surprised that wasn't interference.
   5. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:31 PM (#3896562)
Capuano doesn't have the history of frustrating us that Pelfrey does.

Capuano doesn't really bother me, maybe that is why.
   6. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:40 PM (#3896568)
My cable company is now offering SNY as part of a $5 a month sports package. Pretty cool, even though I can't watch the games.
   7. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:42 PM (#3896572)
Now that Beltran is gone, Bay is tied for the team lead in HR. Scott Hairston is third.
   8. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:55 PM (#3896578)
And yet the offense is still pretty good, or at least was until Sunday.

Why can't you watch the games if you subscribe to SNY?
   9. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:57 PM (#3896580)
I'm in Florida and games are blacked out on the team's local channels if you are not in the local viewing area.
   10. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM (#3896581)
I'm sure there's a reason for that (probably mlb.tv wanting your money?), but that sounds like a very stupid rule.
   11. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:03 AM (#3896584)
I'd also recommend you not pay $5/month for SNY unless the other networks in the package are good or you're into pre-game and post-game shows. The rest of their programming is universally unwatchable.

Bad, Wright.
   12. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:03 AM (#3896586)
Stupid blackout rules is what MLB does best.

I was going to switch to ATT U-Verse because it has SNY and about a dozen other regional sports networks and figured it was perfect for watching baseball. Luckily I found out about the rule before I switched.
   13. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3896588)
I'd also recommend you not pay $5/month for SNY unless the other networks in the package are good or you're into pre-game and post-game shows. The rest of their programming is universally unwatchable.

That sucks. Do they replay classic games at all?

But I believe the Big Ten Network and NFL Red Zone are two other stations included. That's good with football season coming up.
   14. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3896592)
Boooooooooo!
   15. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:11 AM (#3896594)
That ball just kept going.
   16. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:13 AM (#3896596)
That would have required a dead-perfect throw, which Bay didn't make.
   17. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:23 AM (#3896601)
Alright Hairston! This inning is going well.
   18. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#3896602)
Good enough, Paulino.
   19. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#3896604)
We should be ahead now, and Ruben should have an RBI.
   20. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM (#3896609)
Ruben should have an RBI.


In the universe of unlikely sentences, that is right up there with "Michele Bachmann is incredibly qualified to be President."
   21. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3896614)
I'm going to take the "I absolutely love Capuano" position, by the way. He has the best W/K ratio on the staff (by far -- at least among the starters). He throws strikes, and uses his stuff with intelligence and purpose. I couldn't care less the pace at which he pitches. If every Met pitcher had pitched the way he does for the last five years, we'd have been in at least two World Series since 2006.

Cap for President!
   22. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:36 AM (#3896619)
Hairston, your RBI double is being overtaken with your lameness everywhere else.
   23. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:38 AM (#3896628)
Note to Sandy & Terry: speedy outfielders are not a luxury in this park. And Scott Hairston doesn't qualify.
   24. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:38 AM (#3896629)
Cap is already overtaking his inspiring 4.44 ERA.
   25. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3896635)
Not good Hairston.

I wish there was a way to look up "runs given up in the inning after you tie or take the lead". The Mets must have the lead in that.
   26. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 12:46 AM (#3896645)
Great. Add Wright to the list of guys who make me go "oy" tonight.
   27. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3896664)
That sucks. Do they replay classic games at all?

But I believe the Big Ten Network and NFL Red Zone are two other stations included. That's good with football season coming up.


They show classic games at least a couple times a week, but it seems like it's always the same handful of games. NFL Red Zone is worth it by itself though, I think.

I had to miss the last 4 innings. Capuano looked so good before I left.
   28. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:09 AM (#3896666)
Daniel Murphy would have ended up with a broken ankle trying to make the play Turner just made on the throw from Wright. Probably amputation from the knee down, I think.
   29. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3896667)
I am not convinced that either play at second was actually an out.
   30. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:42 AM (#3896699)
Nice shot, Pagan.
   31. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3896703)
Never say die!
   32. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3896704)
Angel!

Better to comeback this inning, going to be hard to get to Bell again.
   33. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:44 AM (#3896705)
I wonder if Lucas Duda has ever laid down a bunt in his entire life?
   34. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:45 AM (#3896707)
I went to dinner after that snarky comment, but now I see we're in the middle of another rally. Woohoo!
   35. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:46 AM (#3896708)
Let's go Duda!
   36. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:47 AM (#3896710)
Don't love the bunt, but nicely done.
   37. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:47 AM (#3896712)
That was a better sac bunt than any Met pitcher has laid down all year. Well down, Lucas!
   38. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:47 AM (#3896713)
I.... don't think I'm in favor of that play from Duda.
   39. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:48 AM (#3896715)
OK, Nick Evans, time to do something good.
   40. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:48 AM (#3896716)
Well, it worked.
   41. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:48 AM (#3896717)
Jason Bay is to be feared.
   42. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:48 AM (#3896720)
I like the bunt. Get the go-ahead run into scoring position (and the tying run to third) with one out. As long as Duda can do it, which he showed he can.
   43. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:50 AM (#3896722)
Sam, just to clarify, I only questioned the bunt because I assumed Duda would be bad at it. I'm sure Collins has gone over it with all his players and knows who is and isn't capable of it though.

Tie game!
   44. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:50 AM (#3896723)
Useful!
   45. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:51 AM (#3896724)
That'll do, Nick.

Evans, BTW, is one of the best-looking players on the Mets. Right up there with Wright.
   46. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:52 AM (#3896725)
Tied!
   47. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:52 AM (#3896726)
I only don't like the bunt because Duda - as young as he is - is meant to be a power hitter who can rake. A game like this, second in a series where we're ahead, I really hate wasting that out. It worked for the tie, but I would have liked to try and get more.

shrug

I see the arguments for it, I just personally don't like it, that's all.
   48. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:54 AM (#3896730)
In a way, the bunt showed confidence in Duda -- that he could execute. I like that. And he didn't just get lucky; it was well-done.

Nice job by Paulino, too.
   49. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:55 AM (#3896733)
I think they should maybe intentionally walk Paulino there anyway. Spence throws strikes and Tejada is Tejada.
   50. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:58 AM (#3896737)
I retract my previous post.

Weeeeeeeeeeeee!
   51. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:58 AM (#3896738)
Nice job, Ruben!
   52. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:58 AM (#3896740)
Well done, Ruben! Nice patience, refused to give in to all the change-ups. Maybe the single best PA I've ever seen from him. LOVE it.
   53. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:58 AM (#3896741)
Good eye, Ruben!
   54. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 01:59 AM (#3896742)
Come on, Mr. Queens. Insurance.
   55. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:00 AM (#3896744)
Baxter is no Tejada.
   56. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:00 AM (#3896745)
Great PA followed by . . . not so great PA. But that was a hell of an inning. Now shut 'em down, Izzy. (I assume it'll be Izzy, right?)
   57. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:06 AM (#3896752)
Nice battle. Good guy won it.
   58. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:07 AM (#3896753)
Fun couple of games.
   59. Sam M. Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:08 AM (#3896754)
Another big rally! Back over .500 for the never-say-die boys.
   60. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:08 AM (#3896757)
Ballgame!
   61. Lassus Posted: August 10, 2011 at 02:10 AM (#3896759)
I refuse to quit until the math says so.

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