Friday, July 04, 2008

Consistently Inconsistent, Big Pelf Delivers and Other Met Kryptonite Stories

So I have to say that although I am pretty happy to have split the series against the Cardinals this week, I am at the same time a tad disappointed that they didn't take at least three out of four. Sorry, I guess I'm just a glutton and need more than just .500 ball.

Oh, boo hoo, I know. But let me finish. At the end of the day, the team is still two games below .500 and we are heading into enemy territory with a very CRITICAL series against the Phillies. But doing the whole scoring 900 runs one game, two the next, dinger-for-dinger on each team...this can't happen anymore. Stop being so consistently inconsistent and play to your potential, dammit.

So, unless you've been living under a rock, the Phils are now in possession of first place in the NL East. Not by much, however, since the NL East is a bit lackluster (good news for the Mets, I suppose). Unless the Mets ABSOLUTELY FRIGGIN DOMINATE this weekend, the Coop will go on record and say...this team aint going anywhere.

That said, I think that I have pretty good vibes about this series. I can't imagine taking less than three of four. A split just will not do and I will be even more down on this team than ever. Sorry folks.

I spoke with another esteemed blogger who also had good vibes about this weekend. To which I replied, yes, they may dominate in Philly this weekend, but when the Phils come to Shea this month, they'll drop all three.

To which she replied - *SIGH*.

What else is there? Oh yeah...


Nice to see him getting more run support but seriously all the team had to do was score two runs in this event, again pointing to the glaring inconsistencies on the team as far as offense goes.

But Big Pelf did not disappoint. Going seven innings, giving up one run, six strikeouts...what else? The stars seemed to align with each start he makes.

It's clearly obvious, with the power of 20/20 hindsight of course, that he was rushed to the majors (as most Mets prospects are) and is now coming into his own. Glad he didn't go in the Johan trade.

So for tonight's start (which The Coop is supposed to be in attendance for) the Phils bumped up Hamels a day so I guess in some positive news we won't be seeing the so-called "ace" of this team this weekend.

The Mets will be facing a dude who is making his second MLB start ever.

On the surface, we all know what that means.

The team won't do their home work. Won't work into counts or make him pitch. Have little meek groundouts and MAYBE we'll get a home run from a platoon or roleplayer a la Endy Chavez to get the Mets on the board.

However, it appears as though his first start last year was against the Mets. And the team actually scored some runs!!

So perhaps there will be no making JA Happ looking like Cy Young.

Perhaps Johan will finish the first half with an OVER .500 record.

And maybe, just maybe, the Mets will be immune to this type of Kryptonite.


Rickey Henderson said...

Holy Hell in a Handbasket, Pelf now has the same ERA as Pettite! Rickey hearts Big Pelf.

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