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   1. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 04:28 PM (#2086960)
I say WE PROTEST!

Lineup today:

Reyes ss
Woodward 2b
Beltran cf
Delgado 1b
Wright 3b
Floyd lf
Nady rf
Castro c
Glavine p
   2. Chip Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:07 PM (#2086986)
As long as Jose Lima is available, everything is alright.
   3. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:11 PM (#2086990)
Blue caps and pinstripes...if they don't win today, they're in trouble.
   4. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:15 PM (#2086993)
Good start for Tommy.
   5. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:15 PM (#2086995)
Glavine looking good.
   6. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:16 PM (#2086996)
At least Angel Hernandez is being consistent with that call.
   7. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:16 PM (#2086997)
Nice pitch.
   8. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:19 PM (#2086999)
Good God, this team sucks terribly.
   9. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:19 PM (#2087000)
8 pitches, nice job making him work guys.
   10. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:21 PM (#2087004)
Lima's back!?!? Someone shoot me.
   11. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:22 PM (#2087005)
Good thing they stuck Lima in the bullpen. I HATE THIS ####### TOOL.
   12. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:23 PM (#2087007)
Lima's back!?!? Someone shoot me.

Haha, where have you been AJM?
   13. Benji Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:24 PM (#2087008)
I couldn't believe it when I read that Colborn changed Duke's whole delivery this spring. Are all pitching coaches morons?
   14. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:25 PM (#2087009)
I just woke up 20 minutes ago.
   15. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:25 PM (#2087010)
You guys are some real Chicken Little's.
   16. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:26 PM (#2087011)
THE SKY IS FALLING!

If Glavine gives up a run here, the game could be over.
   17. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:26 PM (#2087012)
Craig Wilson is a dangerous hitter.
   18. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:27 PM (#2087015)
If Glavine gives up a run here, the game could be over.

No, it couldn't be. Games don't end after one run is scored in teh secnd inning.
   19. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:27 PM (#2087016)
Ugh.
   20. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2087017)
Nice turn, but the run was annoying. Can we please score some freaking runs?
   21. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2087018)
Freddy Sanchez month by month BA/OBP/SLG/OPS:

April: .333/.347/.542/.889
May: .360/.397/.509/.906
June: .380/.421/.540/.961
July: .385/.429/.615/1.044
   22. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2087019)
No, it couldn't be. Games don't end after one run is scored in teh secnd inning.

I'm a Chicken Little, remember?

Nice turn Woody.
   23. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2087020)
DP!
   24. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:29 PM (#2087021)
Nice turn, Woody.
   25. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:31 PM (#2087022)
Freddy Sanchez is better than the entire Mets team right now.
   26. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:32 PM (#2087025)
I agree, shayborg, he's very impressive and can play SS.
   27. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:34 PM (#2087028)
Largely the differene in these team's fortunes today was two good defensive plays from Pitt and nearly identical ones teh Mets did not make.
   28. Chip Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:34 PM (#2087029)
The baseball gods are only smiling on the Pirates' weakass grounders.
   29. AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:35 PM (#2087030)
So Freddy and his instinct team up to throw one in the dirt for an out? Vecgtors.
   30. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:35 PM (#2087031)
Will the Mets get a hit in this game? Will they see more than 15 pitches in an inning? How many mistakes will Randolph make today? Stay tuned!
   31. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:37 PM (#2087035)
Lost in this whole Lima thing is once again, the plight of Aaron Heilman. Why hasn't he demanded a trade yet?
   32. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:40 PM (#2087036)
So Freddy and his instinct team up to throw one in the dirt for an out? Vecgtors.
That was the best explanation of a defensive play ever. Vectors?? Seriously??
   33. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:41 PM (#2087038)
I liked it. Made Ron sound studious.
   34. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:42 PM (#2087040)
The Mets can do nothing right.
   35. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:43 PM (#2087042)
How the heck was Jack Wilson out?!
   36. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:43 PM (#2087043)
Aaron Heilman. Why hasn't he demanded a trade yet?

Uh, because he has no service time? He can't demand a trade -
   37. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:43 PM (#2087044)
Game over. Time for me to go.
   38. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:44 PM (#2087045)
Game over. Time for me to go.

My kind of fan.
   39. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:45 PM (#2087047)
How the heck was Jack Wilson out?!

Because Reyes was bringing his arm up to throw.

That's just how they call it. And they would have had Wilson been making hte same play on Reyes.
   40. AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:47 PM (#2087048)
It's still one of the stupidest calls in baseball, no matter which team benefits or suffers from it. I cringe everytime I see them make that call.
   41. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:47 PM (#2087051)
I have to go anyway. The game being over means I'm not upset about missing the rest.
   42. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:48 PM (#2087052)
Whoa ho a hit!
   43. AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:49 PM (#2087053)
And that particular attempt to "bring the arm up to throw" had even less "catch" in it than most of these types of plays.
   44. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:50 PM (#2087054)
So much for the hit.
   45. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:50 PM (#2087055)
It's still one of the stupidest calls in baseball, no matter which team benefits or suffers from it. I cringe everytime I see them make that call.

Not really. The glove-to-hand exchange on turning a DP can simply be that fast. If Reyes holds the ball and fires to first, no one thinks Wilson is safe, even though Reyes really wouldn't have held the ball on teh bag any longer.
   46. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:50 PM (#2087056)
Nady really needs a platoon partner.

.271/.321/.516 v. RHP
.213/.302/.340 v. LHP
   47. AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:52 PM (#2087058)
It's a stupid call if the player never has possession and the ball ends up in the dirt, yet someone still gets called out. I don't care how fast it all happens. Get real.
   48. Old Matt Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:53 PM (#2087060)
Ralphy!
   49. AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale Posted: July 04, 2006 at 05:54 PM (#2087061)
The Mets announcers even agreed that the call was blown, and didn't deem it worthy of discussion.
   50. Chip Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:05 PM (#2087068)
It clanked off his glove before he even got his hand anywhere close to the pocket, let alone before he could mime the transfer and throw to steal the call.
   51. Repoz Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:17 PM (#2087080)
As I was trying to salvage my grooved 50's champaign ceiling...did I factually hear Gary Cohen say that Burgess Meredith played the Joker on Batman...and that Darling agreed with him?

Tilt ladder...tilt!
   52. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:23 PM (#2087082)
did I factually hear Gary Cohen say that Burgess Meredith played the Joker on Batman...and that Darling agreed with him?

No, they corrected themselves immediately. Darling didn't agree with the Cesar Romero played the Penguin.

Holy Mixed Identities, Repoz!
   53. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:24 PM (#2087083)
The Mets announcers even agreed that the call was blown, and didn't deem it worthy of discussion.

Oh, I agree it was a blown call. Like I said, it would have been called teh same were the teams reversed, *and* it isn't "the stupidest call in baseball".
   54. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:26 PM (#2087084)
Mets got some weak singles there. At first, I thought Duke was going to field Wright's comebacker and turn a 1-6-3 DP.
   55. Chris in Wicker Park Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:28 PM (#2087086)
Well, we're not losing.
   56. Benji Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:28 PM (#2087088)
Poetic justice.
   57. AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:29 PM (#2087091)
Oh, I agree it was a blown call. Like I said, it would have been called teh same were the teams reversed, *and* it isn't "the stupidest call in baseball".

Ok that's fair. But only because the competition for that particular distinction is very stiff.
   58. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:30 PM (#2087092)
I wish Sam were here to tell us how gritty Glavine is - allowing just singles and getting the big out when he needs it.

Were this Trax, I'd hear about how he blows and is just lucky.
   59. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:32 PM (#2087093)
But only because the competition for that particular distinction is very stiff.

One reason it isn't the stupidest call is that it is VERY evenly distributed. It's not something veterans get and rookies don't, or different umpire's strike zone, or anything else - it is pretty consistent.
   60. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:33 PM (#2087094)
Ouch - letter high strike. Could have used that same call on Jason Bay.
   61. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:34 PM (#2087095)
Stay in there Glav - they are sitting on the outside corner.
   62. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:35 PM (#2087096)
Wow, Glav's already at 96 pitches.
   63. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:36 PM (#2087098)
Make the big pitch, Glav.

(I think every time I cheer before the play something bad happens.

Floyd got a knee in the mouth.
   64. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:37 PM (#2087099)
I guess that gets Chavez in the game. Instead of calling up Diaz, we call up Lima. Fantastic.
   65. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:40 PM (#2087101)
Nice, Jose. Let's get a few more.
   66. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:42 PM (#2087102)
Very nice, Jose. I was worried he was going to get caught, but the throw was bad.

Okay, fellas - R3<2O
   67. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:43 PM (#2087104)
You suck, Woody. Just push a bunt to the right side.
   68. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:44 PM (#2087106)
See what I mean about saying "Let's go"? Got nothing on these boneheads.
   69. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:46 PM (#2087107)
Wow, that's bad baseball. Woody has to think better than that.
   70. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:47 PM (#2087108)
Yes, I'm positive that LoDuca would have gotten Reyes home. Sad as that is.
   71. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:48 PM (#2087110)
The Mets announcers haven't said if Floyd is still in the game.

And I'm not sure if Glavine will be - he's at 100 pitches, and has 8-9-1 up to bat, so I'd expect him to be.
   72. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:51 PM (#2087113)
Yep, Floyd is out and Chavez is in.
   73. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:52 PM (#2087114)
That was a tough call on the last pitch to Paulino. I'm not complaining, but I can see why y'all would.
   74. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:53 PM (#2087117)
And Glav blows up - a walk to Paulino and a E1 on teh sacrifice.

Heilman on to allow the inherited runners and blow the save.
   75. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:55 PM (#2087119)
We could use the good version of Heilman here.

That was weird, never seen that long a delay when time was not called.
   76. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:57 PM (#2087120)
Good old Angel Hernandez, continuing to make friends and influence people (to drink).
   77. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:57 PM (#2087122)
That pitch was so outside. Gah.
   78. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:59 PM (#2087125)
Oh, good, it's the wild version of Heilman.
   79. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:59 PM (#2087126)
I'm not complaining about the pitch to Paulino - it was close.

I can't believe people want Heilman to start. He simply is terrible.
   80. Benji Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:59 PM (#2087127)
Our best option for #3 starter is being ruined before our eyes.
   81. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 06:59 PM (#2087128)
If Bautista had gotten out of the way, Angel would have called that a strike.
   82. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:00 PM (#2087129)
Our best option for #3 starter is being ruined before our eyes.

Yes, he's being ruined by giving up baserunners. He's just not that good.
   83. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:01 PM (#2087130)
I'm really hoping for a DP here.
   84. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:02 PM (#2087131)
I also hate that the Mets rarely go for the 1-2-3 DP or the 5-2-3 DP.
   85. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:02 PM (#2087132)
Casey just can't catch up to that pitch. Wow, I really haven't seen much of that from him.
   86. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:03 PM (#2087134)
Why is everyone booing after every foul ball?
   87. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:04 PM (#2087135)
Oh, Aaron...
   88. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:04 PM (#2087136)
Too bad for Glavine that Randolph is unaware that Heilman can't relieve with ROB. He's just too ####### stupid for a pitcher.
   89. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:05 PM (#2087137)
Why is everyone booing after every foul ball?

Because some fan booted it.
   90. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:06 PM (#2087139)
Heilman ahead 1-2? So I should expect a walk?
   91. Benji Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:06 PM (#2087140)
Then get rid of him. But for Christ's sake, we're giving starts to everybody but the ushers, what harm would it do to give a guy who's started forever a shot?
   92. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:06 PM (#2087142)
Ouch, tough mistake there, David.
   93. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:08 PM (#2087144)
Here's this inning:
BB, E1, HBP, P4, BB, FC

That's two runs.
   94. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:08 PM (#2087146)
Well, this isn't a lot of fun, again.
   95. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:09 PM (#2087149)
BTW, that play by Wright should have been run to the bag and throw.
   96. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:11 PM (#2087152)
Seriously, I'd *LOVE* for us to get rid of Heilman. He's really stunk it up the last couple of months.

Heck, the first batter faced has a .400 OBP.
   97. Chris in Wicker Park Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:12 PM (#2087153)
Yuck.
   98. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:15 PM (#2087160)
I think this is the *exact* right move. Nady has Duke sized up - he was a HR waiting to happen in that matchup.
   99. Chris Dial Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:17 PM (#2087163)
Perfect. I like the way a professional hitter like Nady takes a few pitches to see what Capps has. Very nicely done.
   100. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 04, 2006 at 07:20 PM (#2087167)
Heilman sucks now, huh?
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