Dear Mets and Mike Pelfrey,
Wanna start converting some skeptics into believers? Beat the best pitcher in the National League tonight.
Your opponent, lifetime at Shea:
4 starts, 2 wins, 1 loss (a 2-1 affair in which Victor Zambrano went deep, throwing the game of his life), 29 innings pitched, 29 strikeouts, 5 walks, 18 hits, 1 earned [...]
Happy 25th birthday to No. 7 in your program and he who turned in maybe the No. 1 most exciting offensive season any Met has ever produced. May Jose Reyes return to playing the real game of baseball well enough to inspire many video sequels.
We should be careful not to read too much into an isolated incident, but it stood out for me as a metaphor for a Met career that had veered off track and still wasn't quite where it needed to be. On April 15, Jose Reyes was having one of his periodic breakout games, one of [...]
We're facing the Diamondbacks after sleepwalking (and sometimes plain old sleeping) our way through the Padres.
We're gonna lose.
Wait! Delgado came through with a clutch hit! And hustled to second! His uniform is filthy!
Then we're gonna get rained out.
Whoa, we're up 5-1 and will definitely get to an official game before the rain gets here!
Then the [...]