Saturday, May 06, 2006

Kentucky Derby prediction, as a homage to Jack Germond

Put your money on Barbaro to win. Or Sinister Minister, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

Happy Recap

If one of your nefarious bowling associates approached you before today's game and told you Zambrano would pitch 1 1/3 innings, you'd likely get into a concessionary mood.

"Well they have Hudson going today," you'd say. "Let's just do what we can and go after them in the rubber match Sunday."

But in making such a statement, you wouldn't have counted on Darren Christopher Oliver, he of the lifetime 5.07 ERA, to go 4 solid innings in relief. You wouldn't have counted on the Metropolitans lineup knocking out Huddy in the 7th after giving up 9 hits, and an eventual six runs after a bases-clearing double by Kazuo Matsui, the greatest Japanese baseball player since Sadaharu Oh.

You wouldn't have counted on any of those things. And you certainly wouldn't have counted on Jorge Julio saving the game. I still disagree with that decision, but he survived bleeding away a run to close it out for us, so David Allen Wright bless him.

Get yer brooms, because tomorrow it's LIMA TIME!

BBPOTS Player of the Game: Darren Oliver

Happy Recap

David Allen Wright is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Despite some truly awful play, like leaving 19 men on base (13 in scoring position), the Metropolitans pulled one out late tonight, when David smoked a ball to left-center to drive in Carlos Beltran. It is too soon after the game to delve into a complete analysis of it, given my current state of boundless jubilation.

To speak of a few highlights, though, how about Cliff Floyd with a bomb to lead off the bottom of the 11th to tie the game? Or Heilman and Sanchez pitching two flawless innings apiece? The W goes to Jorge Julio, who struck out Andruw Jones in a huge spot in the top of the 14th.

This win takes Les Metros to 3-2 in extra innings games and 8-2 in one run games. And that's just a random stat I'm throwing into the post.

And as always, a win is a win is a win is a win, and it's the only statistic that counts, and we have more of them than anyone else in the division.

BBPOTS Player of the Game: David Wright

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