Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mets Monday, Vol. 10

It was another good week for the boys from Queens, going 4-2 against two good American League teams. Right now, the Mets are just half a game out of first place in the division, and still have the lead in the wild card race.

Is it just me, or has John Niese become a damn good pitcher since coming back from the disabled list? They've won every game he's started since he's been back! He's been a great counter-point to Johan Santana, who has kind of been a mess lately. Less strikeouts per nine innings than ever before, more walks, shorter outings. I don't know if this whole mess about him having an affair or rape or whatever it was is bothering him or not. Now, obviously, I don't condone rape, but I don't think it was rape, since nobody heard of it for how long since it happened, and the case was closed anyway. If it was him having an affair, that's none of my business and I honestly don't give a shit as long as he pitches the way we pay him to pitch, which he hasn't been. That whole mess needs to get sorted out.

Luckily, between Niese and the rest of the starting rotation, the team seems to have it covered. The offense has been on fire lately, and that's been with Pagan sitting out the last four games or so, and even yesterday, with Reyes having an 0-fer. This team is fun as hell to watch, and if they can keep going like this, it's going to be a fun summer...

2 comments:

  1. Sadly, it looks like road woes (and humidity) took their toll on R. A. Dickey. 6-1 is still better than whatever Maine or Ollie would have done, so it's cool with me that he lost a game. It was bound to happen, right?

    Good homestand last week... they just need to have a better road trip than they've averaged, save for their last 7-2 run on the road.

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  2. Yeah, unlike my grandfather, I'm fine with him being awful last night. We got more consecutive good starts out of a knuckleballer than anyone has a right to expect. We just need Takahashi to have a bounce-back start tonight, get the ball to Big Pelf tomorrow, and we'll be okay.

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