Saturday, April 15, 2006
Cat Scratch Fever - Weekend edition
The Braves are sweltering in the heat like locusts. And I shall return on Sunday night to chronicle their fall, as well as whatever Paulie Walnuts says about Mookie WIlson on the Sopranos this week.
8 and 2, up in the Wu library, the Mets have truly read Malcolm's "By Any Means Necessary."
Player of the year race, first 10 games
- T1. David Wright 2
- T1. Brian Bannister 2
- T2. Xavier Nady 1
- T2. Carlos Beltran 1
- T2. Pedro Martinez 1
- T2. Carlos Delgado 1
- T2. Tom Glavine 1
- T2. Jose Reyes 1
Hard to say much about this race only 10 games into the season, but the most striking thing about these standings is that no one Metropolitan is carrying this team. In our first 10 games, everyone rose to the occasion at one point or another, and it’s spurred us on to our finest start to a season in more than two decades.
And starting pitching is also an encouraging thing to have step up early. Four players of the game out of 10 were starters. We’ll need them to work down the stretch, so I’m enthused they’ve hit the ground running from spring training.
Of course, our frontrunner must be David Allen Wright, praise be upon him, the first immoveable mover, Yahweh, Shangri-La and El-Ti, The Hojo, the Hernandez, and the Holy Mookie.
Regardless, the Metropolitans went 1-1 during my brief hiatus. DocGooden's Cat was at the game last night, and a first-person post from him should be forthcoming. I urge you to check back frequently for it.
So today our outfield forgot how to play defense, our bats were silenced by Tomo Ohka--yes, Tomo Ohka--and Trachsel was sloppy. A forgettable game, which a team is bound to have a few of through the season.
But 8-2 out of the gate? Such a stellar record cannot be overlooked, even on the day of a defeat.
BBPOTS Friday player of the game: Tom Glavine
BBPOTS Saturday player of the game: Jose Reyes (for drawing a walk!)