There are two guys on the Mets that I would not want to be part of game costing error, and as Murphy’s Law would have it Daniel is one of them (Wright is the other). The rest of the guys could shake it off, or not even care (leaving the manager/coaches to teach them to care), but Murphy and Wright are rough enough on themselves. It is part of the learning process kid and be thankful that Ollie wasn’t on the mound or it would have been 10 additional runs.
That being said, Santana pitched his butt off today, ending with a better line (minus the precious W) than Johnson. Johnson pitched a hell of a game, but in a bulldog manner. Santana folks is an ace – plain and simple. I wouldn’t mind a few of his starts being against someone other than the other team’s best. Today’s game would have been an excellent game to watch if you were a fan of any other team but the Mets. The Mets didn’t lay down and die, the bullpen didn’t blow it, nor did Castillo do something/nothing to get us all heated up (his error didn’t matter). It is what it is – a crappy loss (they all are). The great thing about baseball is that there is a tomorrow, one that begins a new era for the Mets.
Random Screams – the Marlins’ announcers are the most jealous SOBs in the baseball community. They take homer to a new level, and this is not just a Mets’ fan screaming here, many say it. Watch a game of theirs and you will see too, they recite stats on each player incessantly – ugh! They are one of the least knowledgeable valises (as my uncle would say) out there. They also seem to hate the Mets more than most, and refuse to accept the fact that S. Florida does not deserve a baseball team. The Marlins are solid, but their fans suck. They need a promotion every night, as well as a giveaway, and refuse to accept that they draw more Mets’ fans than Marlins’ fans. It has nothing to do with heat or rain, South Florida is for football. The new stadium will draw some, but will wear off. Did anyone else notice all the orange seats today for a Santana-Johnson pitchers duel? Give me a break.
P.S. Nik, I am sick of taking the losses- lol.
Posted by Gene Anthony