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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> METS at GIANTS 07/15




So baseball is back…..but that was weird……almost a ho hum game, with both offenses not doing much with the bat…….that sucker sailed past, ....innings just flying by…..and in the end…..222 total pitches from both staffs…….and a 2-0 victory……
now these are the kinds of games we should be playing…….pitching pitching pitching……but this was only the 3rd victory from the Giants scoring 2 runs or less…..the other two….a 2-0 shutout on 04/24 vs the Cards and a 2-1 victory vs the Astros on 05/15……
and for the record the Giants have not won 1-0 all year, and are 0-16 when scoring less than 2……

GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> METS at GIANTS 07/15

GAMEBALL
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Now that’s what I am talking about…..Timmy coasted through 9 shutout innings for his 10th win…..really there were only a couple threats…..in the 1st David Wright lost his challenge to ATT's Center Field wall in the first, and in the 5th the Mets got the first 2 men aboard……the stat line looked nice and neat with just the 1 walk, but something felt a little strange…..despite having all 3 pitches working, this wasn't the dominant high strikeout game……and no, the lack of strikeouts had nothing to do with velocity, as he was hitting 92-93 all night…..more of a function of the Mets trying to stay out of deep counts…….and if that gets you 9 quick and clean shutout innings….I will take that any day……heck throw in a leadoff single and some hustle in the 9th….and Timmy has got a gameball

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PABLO
Crushed a double off the wall to plate an early run…..and that woulda been a homer is pretty much any other park…a couple more hard hit outs, and nice play on a foul ball and solid defense…..and you can smile about the Panda tonight

POSEY
Singled to scored the first run of the night…..and then knocked in the second run…….and of course he gunned down Betran trying to steal in the 4th

ROWAND
Pair of infield singles…..and the hustle play to beat the force at home in the 9th to give Timmy a little cushion…..

SANCHEZ
Man, this guy has much more range than I expected…..age and knees and all….he's got the !@#$ Inspector Gadget extendo arm in both directions……almost getting Tejada on a ball up the middle in the 3rd and then behind 1st to get Davis to end the game….

JOKER
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MINAYA
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So this is what $126 Million will buy these days? Santana, Beltran, Reyes, Wright, K Rod, Bay…..man, they got their own all star [sign in to see URL] looks like getting production out of these guys is a 50/50 proposition….and with Beltran getting surgery on his own, and then letting the team know……and Reyes strange thyroid affliction, and then Wright questioning Reyes' health and judgement……who the hell is running the show???? Good god, add that list of players to some of the nice homegrown talent like Ike Davis, Angel Pagan, Mike Pelfry, Jon Niese…..and this is the kinda team that just needs to stay motivated and get a few solid role players to round out the roster…..instead they are basically just drifting sideways, with the exception of a nice 8 game streak in June…… right in the hunt for the division……but with little bullpen, and mismatched underachieving roster…..another September implosion awaits……..

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MANUEL
The 5th inning…..down 1-0 in what looks like it will be a 1 run game……1st and 3rd and 1 out with the pitcher at the plate…….and you bunt…….WHAT THE !@#$?????......ok sure it’s the pitcher, but he IS hitting ..333 career with 7 hits in 21 at bats……and the chances of a chopper or a weak grounder or a flyball to score the run well outweighs the chance of the Double Play…..yes Pagan has been a hell of an RBI man, but with a runner on third with decent speed in Bay, you gotta take a chance…..Hell, if you are THAT worried about the DP….do the damn suicide squeeze in that position…..cause if it works , you get a run…..if it doesn't, the runner on 1st moves into scoring position with 2 out and you still give Pagan a chance…..dumbass…..

NATE
Has gotten the last three starts out there, and done nothing to really impress…..

BURRELL
I know it's only 2 games on the bench, but I don't like the trend here……


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