Thursday, May 10, 2012

Well, Hello, Ike Davis. Bring that Swing Home with You, Please.

Looking back, it seems silly that the Phillies ever gave us a deficit to come back from. Maybe had they been playing from behind early, this series would be turned around. But alas, the fact of the matter is we faced two former Cy Young Award winners and Officer Joe Blanton, who all pitched solidly and had chances to win. Yet the New York Metropolitans are the ones who were on top every time, including last night's 10-6 win.

I was watching the Knicks early on and when I switched over real quick to see the game tied 1-1, I said, "Well, that's cool. I'll take a Dillon Gee-Cliff Lee 1-1 tie." Soon, however, the injury-riddled Knicks were not worth viewing but the injury-riddled Mets were. The Phillies take a 2-1 lead? No worries. We got a rejuvenated Andres Torres, who is waiting for his pitch, taking walks, and smacking a triple passed sliding Shane Victorino's glove. David Wright will get you home, Torres. Phillies have a 4-2 lead in the 7th? No worries. We'll take some walks from Kyle Kendrick, drive the ball deep into the fields of green and get plunked on the side to tie the score. Every mistake the Phillies made in this series we capitalized on. You can say what you want about where Philadelphia is as a team right now (and it's not good) but the reason we should bask in this glory is because the Mets of the past would have missed some of these opportunities handed to them. Why not be excited? This team is fun to watch. There will obviously be moments where they make us pull our hair out, but this New York Metropolitan Club is headed in the right direction, and I am very much looking forward to where the road takes us this summer.

I have to admit, though. You are pretty funny, Phanatic.

IKE DAVIS!!!! Bring that swing home and hit that Shea Bridge 50 times. Oh. While you're at it, break every light on that @#&^%$ home run structure in Miami.

The Mets take the day off, then face Mark Buehrle and the Marlins at 7:10 PM in Miami. Johan Santana will go for the Mets in the 8,000th game played in their history (and without a no-hitter.) Let's keep this good ride goin' and make our inaugural Marlins Park trip a fantastic one. Shut 'em down here, shut 'em down there.


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