Thursday, April 30, 2009

Too Many Ducks on the Pond

Wednesday afternoon, the Mets lost to the Marlins 4-3 (Recap & Boxscore) and by looking at the highlights, some might say that the bullpen blew the game again. Just like last year. But I'm blaming the offense on this one. The Mets left 14 runners on base and were 1-11 with runners in scoring position. Pathetic!! Absolutely pathetic!! 10 of those 14 runners were in scoring position when they were stranded. And there were 5 innings where a runner was (at least) stranded at third.

One situation where you can't blame the Mets on (just bad luck) was in the bottom of the 8th. With runners on 1st and 3rd, Jose Reyes tried to steal 2nd, and Alex Cora hit a grounder up the middle. If Reyes isn't stealing, Emilio Bonifacio (Marlins 2b) doesn't get to the ball. The tying run would have scored and Reyes would have been on 3rd as the go-ahead run with a pinch-hitter on deck. Instead, Bonifacio gets to the ball and throws out Cora at 1st. Inning over.

Mets are 9-12 and are heading to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. Hopefully, they can turn things around.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The First Time

I've tried creating a blog a number of times. Various reasons prevented me from getting one going:

1) What should I call it?
2) What to write about?
3) How often should I write?
4) How often would I be able to write?
5) Would anyone ever read it?

Well, I guess the stars have aligned. Finally getting this thing started. Although it will take some time to get it to be the way I want it. I'm open for suggestions and criticism, so just leave me comments below and I'll see what I can do. And to answer the questions above:

1) The title is at the top of the blog (thanks for the suggestion, you know who you are).
2) I'll be giving my opinion on the world of sports, mostly the teams I follow (Mets, Rangers, Giants, Jets), but i'll also write about non-sports issues that are on my mind at the time.
3) It all depends on what's my mind. Could be no post, 1 post, or 5 posts a day.
4) Hopefully every night during the week, and at different times during the weekend.
5) I hope so. But if not, it doesn't matter.