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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Win Streak

As Glavine put it, at some point the Mets were going to hit a five game losing streak during the long season. Unfortunately, it happened during the first five games of the season. The Mets are now 2 - 5 and three games out of first place and the Yankees are 3 - 4 and two games out of first place. Both teams are in last place and it is early in the season and all the 'I told you so' people that said the Mets were going to stink can hold off for now. Their start, while not optimal, does not look so bad now.

Lane said Biggio couldn't hear him calling for the ball because of all the noise from the sellout crowd of 53,663. Lane was charged with an error, allowing another run to score.

The home opener was amazing. However, I am not one who particularly likes comeback wins in the eighth inning. I am quite looking forward to a game in which the Mets lead from end to end and do not start off having to come from behind.

"We're going to fight, man," Cliff Floyd said after the Mets' dramatic 8-4 win over the Astros at Shea yesterday. "We're going to play all nine."

One run was scored through the first five and a half innings and there were twelve scored between the top of the sixth to the top of the eighth inning between the two teams. The Mets won by playing small ball. They had thirteen hits, but twelve of them were singles.

Jose Reyes had an unbelievable play in the home opener in which he was going after a ball up the middle. He seemed to have a beat on the ball and it seemingly took a bad hop and Reyes, barehanded it and gunned the runner down at first. Reyes just shows flashes of how he could be gold glove material in the future.

Kaz had his best game by far in terms of hitting yesterday and I loved his drag bunt in the sixth. Not one person in the stadium, and more importantly on the Astros team was expecting the drag bunt and he laid one down for a hit and got a run a run in.

Victor Diaz had two walks and two hits, but leaves a bit left to be desired in the field though he shows enough promise to come around.

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  • From ESPN.com:
    The Mets improved to 28-14 in home openers at Shea Stadium and 9-2 in their last 11.

  • The Yanks are really petty.

    The Yankee-centric myopia of the YES Network reached a fascinating level of absurdity yesterday in a pregame show that virtually ignored the sight of the Boston Red Sox receiving their World Series rings.

    Oh, it was discussed, but not seen live. During Kimberly Jones's 5-minute-24-second report from Fenway Park, the camera never showed the ceremony, live or on tape.

    "This place is wild," Jones told the studio host Bob Lorenz. (Do tell.)

    "The Yankees are standing on the dugout steps," she said. (No, didn't see that.)

    "Derek Lowe got a rousing ovation," she said. (Sorry, missed that, too.)

    The Yankees themselves were classy enough to stand on the top steps and applaud and be apart of the celebration. After all, the Red Sox deserved it. They beat the Yanks fair and square despite A-Rod's feeble attempt to cheat.

  • According to NJ.com, Kris Benson should get on the mound this weekend. If that goes well, he'll pitch a rehab start at St. Lucie or two. Also, something that I missed since I was a 1/2 inning late to the game:

    Heilman was one of two Mets, along with reliever Felix Heredia, booed during introductions -- although closer Braden Looper might have been booed, too. Either that or the fans were screaming, "Looooop."

    I'm pretty sure it was a boo for Looper.

  • Braves #1 in the Power Rankings on FoxSports.com? The Braves are far from being the best team in the majors.

  • Mientkiewicz, a bit player with the Red Sox until he caught the last out of the World Series and became embroiled in a controversy over ownership of the ball, said of his ring, "Whatever Petey wants, I'll follow. If he wants someone to bring it to him, if he wants them to mail it to him, I just want to get it. I just hope there's not cubic zirconia in mine because of the whole ball fiasco. I'm going to take mine to a jeweler to make sure it's real."

  • Baseball America has all of the opening day rosters taken care of.

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