By the Skin Of Their Teeth

You know the Mets are struggling when it takes 10 innings to dispose of the lowly Nats.

On the other hand, at least they didn't lose. Quite a consolation prize.

And I've come up with the idea that David Wright is the Ollie Perez of hitting.

Just like the Jekyll and Hyde act of Good Ollie, Evil Ollie, Wright's absurd inconsistency; unbelievably hot, as in .500 on the road before finding a massive hole in his bat and now, back on the road again, it appears he may have discovered his bat again. Last night his two-run double in the 10th sealed it for them.

Then again, when he tried to steal 3rd right after that hit, well, Jerry says he could have strangled Boy Blunder.


Do you care that Putz is now lost for the foreseeable months to elbow surgery? I mean, other than wondering who the Mets can find to blow leads in the later innings of games, of course.

Were you impressed by Redding surviving the first 4 innings last night? Now we've got our answer for a 5th starter so long as the 5th starter only pitches against Minor League teams the rest of the year.


I'd like to write volumes; a victory, even over the Nats, after that debacle in Pittsburgh is welcomed but I'm worn out by the incessant theatrics; the injuries, the mysterious illnesses, the mysteriously horrific performances by some players followed by their disappearances with sudden injuries. The overaggressive running leading to stupid outs, not just Wright, but even Beltran, in the beginning of last night's game. What is it proving? The Mets have a big heart? That they care? That they're trying hard? Or that in lieu of baseball intelligence they try sheer force of will, no matter how ill-advised, to push the game forward?

You can tell yourself a win is a win but 3 runs in 10 innings against the lowly Nats is indicative of a deep, deep malaise that not even injuries can explain.


jdon said...

I heard a guy on the radio today ask if Reyes was uncoachable. The answer of course is yes, but it made me think. Is he just uncoachable at this level, or was he allowed to be uncoachable at every level of is "development?" Does the Met organization decelop players? Wright stealing third wtih none out? This is not his first baserunnoing blunder. And why hasn;t anyone done something about his awful throwing mechanics? Murphy cannot catch a cold. He cannot play anywhere. /and aside from organizational products,, we have Beltran, who lays down ridiculous sacs batting in the 3 hole and delgado trying topull through the shift every time up. Nobody can tell anybody what to do on this team. Omar is overseeing an exercise in unbridled chaos.

Jaap said...

pace, jdon, let's just hope Omar surprises us all with a clutch trade in the next month or so...(hahahahha)

jdon said...

Everything about the Mets organization is shoddy and unprofessional. With the kind of money we spend we should be a deep, talented, intelligent team. Unfortunately we have arrived at this payroll total by piling one mistake on top of another.

Anonymous said...

Another option in mother's jewelry is a mom's links of london silver & grandma's bracelet. Attractive charm-type bracelets let your mother charms links of london add a charm for each of her children and it can be their birthstone or a unique item that reminds her of that particular child.As a final charms bracelets point, there are plenty of spring jewelry gifts for mom to choose from in order to let her links of london earrings know that you care. Charm bracelets can be a particularly good choice for the reason friendship bracelets that every charm you select will demonstrate to her how well you know her and how appreciative you are for all the little things that make her special.

Anonymous said...

It is made up of cheap panadora different pieces that pandora jewery complements and blends with each other to create that perfect look of an Indian bride. The Maangtika, the nose ring, the earrings, the bangles, the necklace, the anklets pandora jewerelly and toe rings make up the entirety of pandora jewlerry the complete Indian bridal jewelry.The Maangtika is the pandora charms and beads most traditional and most essential part of the Indian bridal jewelry. Apart pandora charms from the necklace, the Maangtika is the most noticeable piece pandora charms uk of the Indian bridal jewelry adorned on an Indian bride. It is worn on the bride' head and is designed to be unique for each bride. While its color and design largely depend on the colors of the bride's outfit, it is cheap pandora charms usually made of precious stones like pearls and diamonds. It has pandora charms sale a centerpiece that is exquisitely designed and sits on bride's forehead and is usually attached by a string that runs to the back of the bride's head. Another essential part of the Indian bridal jewelry pandora charms 2010 is the necklace. This piece is usually very eye-catching with a design that is in tune with the other pieces of Indian bridal jewelry adorned on the rest of the bride's body.