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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

NY Daily News: Mets are officially in last place in National League after losing to lowly Astros

Yup, let’s hand this job over to the robots.

Blah blah blah blah rain blah blah blah Niese blah blah Astros blah blah Mets got spanked. Blah blah, 6-1. We really don’t know what else to tell you about this one…

Could there be a less stimulating April ballgame than the one between these sorry opponents? The only appropriate word is blah…

“I really didn’t have a very good feel of anything,” [Jonathon] Niese said. “The grip on the ball was kind of rough. I couldn’t make an adjustment a lot of the times. My body just didn’t feel good.”

He later clarified that he was not injured or experiencing any pain - just feeling blah.

Forget the particulars of this lousy night. Wait, no. We have to tell you about the ball that Scott Hairston dropped in the seventh. The poor guy had already struck out twice when Carlos Lee lofted a fly to deep left with a runner on first. Hairston went back, back, and then bumped into the wall as the ball popped out of his glove. Yeesh…

They did not simply lose Tuesday night; they were dead. Which leads one to wonder who they can beat, if they can’t beat the worst.


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The District Attorney Posted: April 20, 2011 at 05:21 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: April 20, 2011 at 07:18 PM (#3803303)
Fun fact: the last time the Mets (5-12) had a worse record through 17 games was 1964 (3-14); they were also 3-14 in 1962. (Note: They did not win the pennant in either of these years.)
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 20, 2011 at 07:21 PM (#3803307)
Mets are officially in last place...

Is there an unofficial way?

You're either in last or not. There's no official decree from the Commissioner's Office.
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: April 20, 2011 at 07:23 PM (#3803311)
You know what's worse? When you're unofficially in last. You know official last-place standing is immiment, but you're in this last-place limbo until it comes down. Torture.

Edit: Dammit snapper.
   4. Delorians Posted: April 20, 2011 at 07:41 PM (#3803337)
25 years ago, they were the NL's two best teams, now they are the two worst.
   5. Jobu is silent on the changeup Posted: April 20, 2011 at 07:53 PM (#3803355)
Is there an unofficial way?

Not since the Stimulus was passed. There is now a Czar of Standings.
   6. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 20, 2011 at 07:54 PM (#3803356)
Helluva lead, there, Andy.
   7. Clemenza Posted: April 20, 2011 at 07:57 PM (#3803364)
25 years ago, they were the NL's two best teams, now they are the two worst.

Upon reading this I had yet another, "Huh, I don't think the Astros were very good in the 70's....HOLY S**T, 1986 was 25 years ago!!!!!", moments.
   8. True Blue Posted: April 20, 2011 at 08:07 PM (#3803380)
Last night on the SNY broadcast they kept playing highlights from the 1986 NLCS. Dykstra was a skinny little runt in those days.
   9. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 21, 2011 at 07:21 PM (#3804619)
And now, they're even lastier.

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