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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Mets Beaten By a Boy Named Kelly

You had to know a grand slam was coming. You could look around, notice they were playing in Atlanta (if you had the privilege of watching). Or you could peer into the Mets dugout, and locate Willie Randolph's dopey face. The signs of doom were there. In what was undoubtedly meant to be a character building episode, Willie left Sosa in to face Kelly after Sosa loaded the bases up to their breaking point in the 7th. Sosa had much more success with the Atlanta grounds crew than he had with the bubbas with bats in their hands. And that was the game, not particularly surprising.

Here are my game notes:
John Maine was sunk.
Castillo and Wright, missing in action
I don't know how to manage a bullpen, but I am increasingly suspicious that neither does Willie.
This sucks.

Let's never speak of this again.

BallHype: hype it up!

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2 Comments:

  • At 7:17 AM, Anonymous cvertana said…

    As much as I want to head your advice, which were my exact thought after the game, of never speaking of this again, I will add that I called the grand slam too, because it seemed obvious that Sosa was psyched out, had nothing and was gonna groove it right in there, which obviously the "boy wonder" was looking for, too. It was the usual Atlanta demoralizing experience, but Santana doubly has to guard us today to keep from the true demoralization, which would be to be swept in our first series against Atlanta of the season.

     
  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    Last year, I spent a lot of time worrying about coming out of the gate fast. After the collapse, i think about it less, just because now I know the bottom can fall out at the end too. But the Mets really need to establish themselves against the br*ves today or they'll be eating our lunch the whole 18 game series.

     

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