7th Heaven - How Sweep It Is!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

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Hey, Momma, look what I can do!

Entering into Sunday's game, the Mets looked to do what they do best on Mother's day - win. The Metropolitans had won 7 Mother Day games in a row leading up to this year's game and were looking to add onto that streak with a win against the Pirates. A current 6 game winning streak was on the line, as well.

The Mets sure made Momma proud.

Livan Hernandez survived a shaky start to go six innings and the team welcomed manager Jerry Manuel back from his one-game suspension with a pink bat hitting parade and an 8-4 victory over the Pirates (who have now lost 8 in a row, thanks to the Mets and Brewers).




The Pros

  • The Mets scored not only in the 4th inning but they blew the game open with four more runs in the eighth in a rally capped by Carlos Beltran’s double to left. It's good to see the Mets bats coming to life at different times in the same game. This is something that they have improved on as we get further into the season.
  • Pedro Feliciano made his 17th appearance of the season with a scoreless seventh, as did J.J. Putz with a scoreless eighth.
  • Jose Reyes had his third straight multi-hit game, picking up a hustle double in the third and a single in the seventh. It's safe to say that he is out of his slump. He also made a couple of nice defensive plays, including an outstanding throw from the hole in the fourth (which I predicted will be seen on ESPN Baseball Tonight's Web Gems).
  • Daniel Murphy appears to be growing a beard. According to Jewish Religion, starting from the 2nd day of Passover and counting 33 days, the Jewish Law forbids haircuts, shaving, listening to live instrumental music, or conducting weddings, parties, and dinners with dancing. Murphy is keeping the "no haircuts" aspect but is transgressing the "no parties" law. He's really living it up in Flushing these days. (His lawyer requests that we emphasize that he is NOT Jewish and that this is Eli's feeble attempt at a joke).

The Cons

  • The Mets are in perfect position to break my heart again. At this pace they'd burn themselves out by September. Need I say more?
  • Sean Green once again did not look so great, walking the first batter he faced in the ninth then allowing a two-run bomb to Nate McLouth. He settled down to get the next three hitters and finish the game. Back in the clubhouse, Green called Aaron Heilman for some sagely guidance. Aaron told him to just "run". Too bad Aaron had what to do with "run" too. He gave up tons of 'em.

The game ball goes to all the fathers/husbands out there who said, "pink does not make you look fat, Dear."

17 comments:

Skeptic Al said...

Whats with all the pink.

You think guys like Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snyder, George Brett etc...would have worn pink. Never.

Luigi said...

To fight breast cancer they would. I can promise you that much...

Tom Seaver said...

Luigi...your a commi or a metrosexual or both!

I dont like seeing my Met warriors dressed in pink.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Everyone settle down. The Mets can be any color they want...as long as they win...

Now, any questions?

wario said...

Pink bats have become annual Mother's Day symbols as part of an overall "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative by Major League Baseball that raises awareness about breast cancer and directs proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Fans play the next big role in this process, because attention will move now to the MLB.com Auction and the gradual arrival of game-used pink bats, home plates, logo bases and lineup cards. Fans also can purchase their own personalized "Mother's Day 2009" pink bats right now for $79.99 apiece at the MLB.com Shop, with $10 from the sale of each one going to Komen.

Al, do you have a problem raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness???

haraz31 said...

OK everybody we know why they used the pink bats, if G-d forbid anyone knows someone that was affected from breast cancer they wouldnt object so lets not go crazy on it.
Now lets get to talking baseball again PLEASE

Skeptic Al said...

Wario stop getting all altruistic on me. I have no problem with raising money for breast cancer awareness.

But you watch...next thing they will be wearing a different color every night.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Anybody nervous that the Mets are gonna match their 7 game winning streak with a 7 game losing streak? In the past 2 years that's what has been happening... The See Saw Effect.

Oprah said...

Yeah me. I havent eaten since lunch I'm so nervous.

Billy Martin said...

haraz31...next thing you know baseball players will be wearing bras on Mother Day. I'm sorry you want to talk about Baseball but the conversation about pinkos will continue. You dont need to wear pink in order to raise money for anything. Its the femanization of the sport. Ty Cobb is turning over in his grave.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Lol, Billy. Let's hear a comeback, Haraz...

real_men_wear_pink said...

NEED I SAY MORE???!!!!

real_men_wear_pink said...

TAKE THAT AL! AND ELIFROMBROOKLYN.COM, WHO BACKS UP AL!.

real_men_wear_pink said...

I GOT YOUR BACK HARAZ31

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Why we hating on Al? He's a die hard and realistic Met fan. He should be honored...not hated.

wario said...

There is an old saying i once heard from a wise man, lets keep this blog to baseball, please take your color hating elsewhere, like kindergarten.... i for one am colorblind so couldnt give a darn what color they are wearning... unless of course its navy blue pinstripes and white.

Eli From Brooklyn said...

Lol. True. The color of the bat is blown way out of proportion. It's just for one day and it's for a good cause. Start screaming once they use black and blue bats and say it's for "Gangsta Manager Awareness Month".