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   1. Rob Base Posted: July 30, 2006 at 03:13 PM (#2117665)
Sweep.
   2. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 03:16 PM (#2117666)
To me, this is the most important game of the weekend. The Mets need Glavine back on track and a successful start in Turner could go a long way in turning Tommy G back into the No. 2 starter.
   3. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 03:26 PM (#2117667)
Braves DLed Chipper and designated Jorge Sosa for assignment to free up spots for Aybar and Baez.

Seems a little harsh for Sosa.
   4. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: July 30, 2006 at 04:42 PM (#2117704)

Seems a little harsh for Sosa.


Nothing is too harsh for two BS sosa.
   5. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2006 at 04:46 PM (#2117708)
I'm looking to score 4 runs off of Baez in a close game.
   6. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: July 30, 2006 at 04:51 PM (#2117715)
I'm looking to score 4 runs off of Baez in a close game.

Too bad sosa got sent down. He'd have been your man.
   7. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 04:59 PM (#2117726)
Were I a Braves fan, yesterday would have been particularly bad - Chipper down, three complete gift runs and and two hits off El Duque.

Andruw in both games has started his seasonal phase of extreme pulling off the ball. He seems to do this every year, where he suddenly just gets dominated by sldiers away. And yesterday he looked silly vs Duque.
   8. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:00 PM (#2117727)
The Mets need Glavine back on track and a successful start in Turner could go a long way in turning Tommy G back into the No. 2 starter.

Glavine pitching well is actually more important today than a win, strange as that seems to say. Both would be lovely, of course.
   9. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:06 PM (#2117732)
That's a start I can get into.
   10. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:09 PM (#2117735)
I agree with you guys and I was gonna say the same thing. A good Glavine start should sink any possibility of Zito.

I've been on the fence for awhile, but I really think I don't want Zito at all. Even if he doesn't cost Milledge.
   11. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:10 PM (#2117736)
I'm glad to see I'm not the only worried about Glavine.
   12. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:11 PM (#2117739)
"...only ONE worried..."
   13. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:12 PM (#2117742)
I've been on the fence for awhile, but I really think I don't want Zito at all. Even if he doesn't cost Milledge.

I definitely wouldn't go that far at all. Tell me the price, and only then would I tell you whether I want him. Zito would be a heck of a fine pitcher for us, of that I have no doubt.

I'm rather shocked to see Delgado playing today, given the HBP yesterday and the lefty on the mound.
   14. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:12 PM (#2117743)
DELGADO! Awesome.
   15. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:12 PM (#2117744)
Chuck James, #######!

Nice job Delgado.
   16. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:13 PM (#2117747)
YES SIR YES SIR!
   17. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:13 PM (#2117746)
Delgadit! Off a lefty too.
   18. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:13 PM (#2117749)
. . . . shocked, but PLEASED!!!! That ball was smoked!
   19. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:14 PM (#2117751)
Gadink.
   20. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:14 PM (#2117752)
Delgado is getting kinda fat.
   21. Joshemy Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:14 PM (#2117754)
DELGADO!
   22. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:14 PM (#2117753)
Chip Caray keeps referring to Trachsel as the "Mets' unsung hero."

Please.
   23. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:15 PM (#2117756)
Chip Carey called Trax our unsung hero.
   24. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:15 PM (#2117758)
Does Andruw make that catch two years ago?
   25. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:15 PM (#2117760)
Nice grab, Greatest CF of all time.
   26. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:16 PM (#2117759)
Delgado's homeruns go very far. None of that "fielder at the track, looking up..." nonsense. Just "deep to rightfield, forget about it!"
   27. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:16 PM (#2117762)
Wow -- that's a play Andruw used to make. The jump cost him the step he needed.
   28. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:16 PM (#2117764)
Nice catch Andruw!
   29. Joshemy Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:16 PM (#2117763)
Haha Andruw!
   30. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:17 PM (#2117767)
I LOVE THIS!

The Braves announcers are eating ####! I am content!
   31. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:18 PM (#2117768)
A Stache bomb would be nice.
   32. Free Rob Base Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:18 PM (#2117769)
The Mets are ruthless this year.
   33. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:18 PM (#2117771)
The big flies and the dinks. Let's take advantage here.
   34. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:19 PM (#2117772)
The Mets re hitting 11-17 in the first inning this series. That's awesome. We've scored a couple of runs each game as well.
   35. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:20 PM (#2117773)
Ah, too bad. Would have been fun if Andruw couldn't reach that one.
   36. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:20 PM (#2117775)
That was a most wonderful half-inning. Now I want to see first-half Glavine: sharp, in control, working the plate with great location.

Is that too much to ask? Nah.
   37. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:20 PM (#2117776)
Now the Good Glavine vs Atlanta shows up, and we all rejoice. Of course it helps to have Willie Aybar instead of Chipper Jones out there.
   38. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:21 PM (#2117778)
32 pitches for James.
   39. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:21 PM (#2117780)
Is that too much to ask? Nah.

I give him 23 pitches before he gives the lead away.
   40. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:23 PM (#2117783)
Tell me the price, and only then would I tell you whether I want him.

I guess I just like everything about the team right now. Would Zito be an upgrade? Sure. Would he be worth Heilman plus a couple of prospects? Maybe, maybe not. I'm liking our minor league system right now, but it doesn't have a ton of depth. Why screw with that for having a marginally better shot in the playoffs?

I guess there are some trades that I would make for Zito, but the odds of Beane taking any of those seem very low.
   41. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:23 PM (#2117784)
First-pitch swinging! I love it.
   42. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:23 PM (#2117785)
You know, for all the talk about the great 3B in the NL East, the second basemen are a pretty good lot, too, now that the Mets have filled the Black Hole:

Utley
Giles
Uggla
Valentin
Vidro

Not bad, really.

Good start for Glavine.
   43. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:24 PM (#2117788)
Okay, maybe a bit more than 23 pitches.
   44. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:25 PM (#2117790)
Not a bad pitch from Glavine there. Someone who is an actual outfielder probably catches that.
   45. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:26 PM (#2117791)
This could be the old unintentional intentional coming up here to Jones.
   46. Free Rob Base Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:26 PM (#2117792)
Can anyone explain why woodward is getting a start in the outfield?
   47. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:27 PM (#2117794)
And so it begins. Double. Walk. Home Run. Tied.
   48. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:27 PM (#2117797)
Floyd was a late scratch apparently steve.
   49. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:27 PM (#2117796)
One has to wonder why Willie chose Woodward instead of Chavez to replace Floyd, but I am suspending second guessing Randolph for the time being.
   50. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:27 PM (#2117799)
Does anybody else think that when his dad is in the booth that Chip is a bit more reserved?
   51. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:28 PM (#2117801)
This next one is the one Francouer parks.
   52. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:28 PM (#2117802)
why Willie chose Woodward instead of Chavez to replace Floyd

LHSP.
   53. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2117804)
Could you imagine a booth with Harry, Skip and Chip at the same time? Mass suicides would ensue.
   54. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2117805)
Fortunately, he parked it in Il Duce's glove.
   55. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2117807)
Nicely done, Srul.

Strong believer in the anti-jinx?
   56. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2117806)
And so it begins. Double. Walk. Home Run. Tied.

Glavine knows what he's doing with Francoeur. Come on, now.
   57. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:31 PM (#2117811)
One has to wonder why Willie chose Woodward instead of Chavez to replace Floyd,

Lefty starter. Though I probably would've went with Chavez in left and Woody at second.
   58. Free Rob Base Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:31 PM (#2117812)
I thik the Mets should probably have a 5th outfielder on the roster. I don't count Woodward as legitimate outfielder. This needs to be dealt with before the playoffs.
   59. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:31 PM (#2117813)
LHSP.

I should have phrased that differently. One has to wonder why Willie would think that the platoon difference offensively would be more valuable than Endy's glove, when he has more than enough offense to batter Chuck James in the line-up already.
   60. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:31 PM (#2117814)
Ya got me Chris.
   61. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:32 PM (#2117817)
Could you imagine a booth with Harry, Skip and Chip at the same time?

Chip is the only one that really bothers me. None of them are (were) good announcers, but Harry and Skip would always make me chuckle a bit, at least.
   62. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:33 PM (#2117819)
I thik the Mets should probably have a 5th outfielder on the roster. I don't count Woodward as legitimate outfielder. This needs to be dealt with before the playoffs.

Yeah, someone to replace Marrero. Before 4:00 tomorrow, I'd like to see them get a left-handed outfield bat off the bench and perhaps Kool Aid or Borowski.
   63. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:34 PM (#2117822)
Geez, they were ragging on Tom there. All with love,I am sure.
   64. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:35 PM (#2117824)
"Wright might be the MVP of the league, but Reyes might be the MVP of their team."

And Beltran is what, the MVP of the galaxy?

Oy.
   65. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:35 PM (#2117825)
"Wright might be the MVP of the NL, but Reyes might be the MVP of the team."

Uh, no.
   66. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:36 PM (#2117826)
Chuck James is not long for this world.
   67. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:36 PM (#2117828)
Glavine knows what he's doing with Francoeur.

I think this is *EXACTLY* what Glavine did. I think Glav knows he's studied Francoeur enough to hose him all day long.
   68. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:36 PM (#2117829)
Are they suggesting Tommy is slow?
   69. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:36 PM (#2117830)
Loaded for the REAL MVP of the team (and maybe the league). And who knows, maybe the galaxy?
   70. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:37 PM (#2117831)
Wait, we sit around with giles batting first all year, and willie ####### aybar is the one who finally moves him back to 2nd? WTF? And how in the hell is flash batting ahead of the athenian god of catching?

Ugh, I might as well watch this mariner's game.
   71. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:37 PM (#2117832)
Time for Beltran to hit another granny.
   72. Free Rob Base Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:37 PM (#2117833)
I forgot about Marrero, but yeah, that spot is prime for an upgrade.
   73. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117834)
One has to wonder why Willie would think that the platoon difference offensively would be more valuable than Endy's glove, when he has more than enough offense to batter Chuck James in the line-up already.

Mind you, I agree. I would have started Endy if you want Floyd to rest.

It's called playing the percentages; it's what smart managers do to win ballgames. Now have a seat, Strawberry.
   74. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117835)
Let him walk you, Carlos.
   75. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117837)
OH BABY!
   76. Free Rob Base Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117838)
Wow. What a year.
   77. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117839)
Nevermind. WOW!
   78. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117841)
MVP! MVP! MVP!
   79. Joshemy Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117842)
GRAND SLAM! CARLOS BELTRAN!!!
   80. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2117843)
Beltran is better than Jesus.
   81. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:40 PM (#2117845)
And GET SOME OF THAT!
   82. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:40 PM (#2117846)
BABY!!!! AJM with the call!!!!!!


Can you believe it?????


MVP!!!!!!
   83. Jeff K. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:40 PM (#2117847)
Jesus Christ.
   84. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:40 PM (#2117848)
Howie Rose: "Carlos Beltran is the salami king"
   85. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:41 PM (#2117849)
Well, now it's really time to start watching the mariners game instead.
   86. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:41 PM (#2117850)
Nevermind. WOW!
   87. Raskolnikov Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:41 PM (#2117851)
You know, for all the talk about the great 3B in the NL East, the second basemen are a pretty good lot, too, now that the Mets have filled the Black Hole:

Utley
Giles
Uggla
Valentin
Vidro



I've fallen in love with Valentin's game. He's got great range, he's reliable on routine plays (a mild surprise), he turns the DP well (a moderate surprise), and he gets on base (a big surprise). His power is the bonus treat. On top of all that, he plays with a high baseball IQ and he's stayed healthy all year. If he keeps this up, I'd still want the Mets to pursue Gourriel, but I would be torn about who to man the second bag next year.
   88. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:42 PM (#2117854)
The Mets have conquered Turner Field. It took 10 years, but it happened.

Finally.
   89. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:42 PM (#2117855)
Still nobody out in the inning. Time to re-start the second with a new pitcher.
   90. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:43 PM (#2117858)
Well, now it's really time to start watching the mariners game instead.

Now *THAT* is a Braves fan.
   91. Raskolnikov Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:43 PM (#2117861)
Carlos Beltran is awesome.
   92. Srul Itza At Home Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:44 PM (#2117862)
"They have established their dominance"

They have done everything short of dry-humping their legs.
   93. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:44 PM (#2117863)
Cup check for Francoeur!
   94. I have a man crush on David Wright Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:44 PM (#2117864)
Yea, I Just got goosebumps from Gary Cohens call. I would take him out too Bobby. Might as well spell the rest of the guys as well.
   95. Old Matt Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:44 PM (#2117865)
Might as well take everyone out of the game now. Off day tomorrow, give these guys two days of rest.
   96. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:46 PM (#2117871)
Matt, you owe man crush a coke.
   97. I have a man crush on David Wright Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:46 PM (#2117873)
I think we have a shot at the division now
   98. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:46 PM (#2117874)
Seriously, did any of you think that Beltran would have this big of a season? I didn't expect him to suck again this year, but this is so far beyond any expectations I had of him, it's pretty unreal.

He's earning every cent of his contract and that's amazing.
   99. Raskolnikov Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:46 PM (#2117875)
This series has been a old fashioned butt-whipping. Can we officially pronounce that there is a new King of the NL East?
   100. villainx Posted: July 30, 2006 at 05:46 PM (#2117876)
Beltran is a baseball god!
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