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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Oliver Perez Walks All Over the Dodgers
Oliver Perez was masterful in his return to the Mets.

Let's not get too excited here. Sure, the Mets won their first game since May. But let's keep it in perspective. Hell, Gary Sheffield couldn't get excited enough to slide into home plate as he narrowly scored an important run in the third. You'd have to think the odds were the Mets would catch a fly again, score a run again this season, win a game again this season.

And there was nothing impressive in this win. Perez managed only 55 strikes for 108 pitches in 5 innings. He walked 7 Dodgers and somehow got the win. Church's flailing un-catch on Matt Kemp's "triple" in the 8th. Had the game been a little longer (say, 10 innings), it looks like the pen would've eventually given all the runs back, Frank the Closer begin to do in the 9th, throwing three fastballs right into Manny's happy place. It's a blow against all mankind's scientific achievements that Perez is unfixable. There is no way to get out from under Oliver Perez' contract, but you'd think Sterling Inc. would have the sense to try.

There were some fun things. Daniel Murphy took a first step towards erasing some of the memories of his defense with his circus throw in the 7th to nail Mark Loretta. But in a crazy, unfair world where Steve Lyons, one of America's dumbest morons, has published a book and I haven't, I'm going to reserve going bonkers over this team again til 2010.

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  • At 5:53 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    The season is over. They would not have won anyway because they don't know how to win. Omar is expert at targeting losers and overpaying them to come here.

  • At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Keyser said…

    Im in the NY area actually because there is a 2 day review course this weekend in Philly for an exam Im taking in September.

    I will reserve judgement on the stadium until I see it tonight.

    There are a lot of things that one can criticize the Wilpons for, but being tight with the payroll isn't one of them. The Mets have the highest payroll in the NL (By this site, at $150M, second in the majors only to the Yankees. Yes, the money is spent poorly, but that is on the GM. You can criticize Wilpon for not getting a new GM, but its silly to criticize him for not spending money.

  • At 10:00 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    haha well I'll stop criticizing the Wontpons when I see that expensive statue of Mookie in the $iti rotunda, as well as a multimedia tribute to Gary Carter's hair. It is sad that their payroll is #1 in the NL, but at least they're #1 in something!

  • At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Keyser said…

    The Wilpons are trying to cut expenses, so they will only pony up for a George Foster poster along with the rights to Get Mets-merized

  • At 3:49 AM, Anonymous jdon said…

    I know: you cannot say they don't spend money. And it does seem a contradiction, but the Won'tpons have the heart and soul of cheapskates. For this reason they will not pull the plug on omar. Penny wise and pound foolish.

  • At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe Francoeur can save this sinking ship?

  • At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Cver said…

    Agent Frank Whore reporting for duty!

  • At 12:56 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    Cver you read my mind. It turns out, the Br*ves CAN still hurt us.

    Agent .250?


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