Tuesday, August 28, 2007

When In Doubt, Walk Alou

Some may argue that the turning point of the game was when Paul LoDuca tried to let a meek grounder roll foul, allowing Shane "Flyin Hawaiian" Victorino to score the tying run in the bottom of the 8th tonight.

Others may say it was when Ryan Howard hit an almost predictable walk-off home run against ~ Yep, you guessed it ~ Guillermo "Where's the Roids" Mota in the bottom of the 10th.

Well, both were pretty painful to watch (but I had good company...and then some more good company, and you know what they say about misery and more good company)...

But I would have to go ahead and sort of disagree with both of those. The game was over when Beat-your-local-reporter Myers actually had the balls to pitch around Alou to get to ~ yep, you guessed it once again ~ Carlos "Laverne" Delgado. Carlos of course meekly strikes out, end of inning, fail to score more runs.

Fuck beans.

So now, not only is Big Pussy Heilman back on the Coop shit list, but so is Mota...but that hasn't really changed since about...oh, I would gather since Game 2 of the NLCS last year.

But when are we going to realize that Carlos Delgado is not the player we think he is.

OK, I will give you that without him, we had no offense. Which to me is beyond all my comprehension, since we were facing Adam Eaton who has like a 99.999 ERA against every other team not named Mets. Throw in a little Geary and a little Myers and what do we have?

A fucking embarrassment.

Look. There are still two games left of this series. IF (and it's a big IF at this point) we take the next two, this is good...technically the Phils are back at Square One. Good for the Mets, bad for the Phils I guess.

But do I need to give "the lecture" again about setting the tone, gaining games when they should, beating the teams (not to mention pitchers) they should be beating, blah blah blah, etc etc?

Nah, you don't want to hear it. Prof The Coop has lectured long enough on this.

But I will say this. We are slowly approaching a series where the end result matters more to the fans than to the players.

And man, that really pisses me off.


debmc said...

It wouldn't be right if I didn't come here and voice my agreement with you, Coop. I'm really very frustrated with this team; this team, which seems to think it can measure itself and its daily performance; this team, which seems to believe it can turn it off and on at will, despite what happened in the NLCS last year; this team, which has not proven to ANYONE, least of all me, that they can piss with the big dogs of the NL.

They've now officially almost opened the door for the Phillies and considering we're playing at The Ted this weekend, the Braves, as well.

Does anybody really expect them to get off their asses and win the next two against the Phils? Is there any sense of any of this amongst the team members?

Coop said...

Doubtful, Deb. Doubtful. My only hopes is that Pea and Duque can get this team back on track. Hard to do, even with the best pitchers though b/c the team can't score any runs.

will said...

there really seemed to be an overwhelming sense of complacency last night. glavine pitching a shutout, delgado (DELGADO!) hitting a monster shot, and they just seemed to think that would be enough for the win. no. no no no no. not in philly. not with our pen. not when our pitcher gets two more hits than our 1-4 combined. incredibly frustrating all around.

but hey, i got really drunk and otherwise had a good time meeting everyone! so there's that. too bad we couldn't see a win on top of it all.

GaryG said...

Pea and ED aren't going to surpass Glavine's performance from last night. The next two are on the offensiveless offense.

Even with El Destucto (Mota) in the pen, it doesn't matter. Need more runs.

dave said...

I'd actually say the turning point is Delgado swinging at a ridiculous 3-0 pitch with runners on 1st and 2nd and one out! Why!?!?!?!?!? He swung at ball 4 which would have loaded the bases.

Don't even get me started on the bullpen!