Sunday, April 12, 2015

So Much Goes On

The Mets kind of ran the gamut of everything between Saturday and Sunday at around 5pm. It started off with the news that Jenrry Mejia got pinched for Steroids. So if it wasn't bad enough that he was injured, he also had an attack of general stupidity and used steroids. And not just any steroids, he tested positive for Stanozolol (sp), the generic form of Winstrol, which I'm pretty certain is the kind of steroid reserved for people that give off a general trashy/dirtbag vibe (this is, of course, the same stuff Roger Clemens used). That put a damper on Saturday's game, which they lost, in a game I didn't see. Then, Sunday, they won, barely, 4-3 in another game I didn't see, to salvage what was shaping up to be a pretty awful weekend in Atlanta (or, basically, every other weekend the Mets have spent in Atlanta over the last 20 years).

I don't know what happened Saturday other than the Mets lost 5-3, with Dillon Gee taking the loss. Gee, who's gone back to sporting a full beard in spite of the fact that we know he doesn't pitch well with a beard, gave up 4 runs in a 5th inning where basically everyone got a hit for Atlanta. The Mets, on the other hand, did not hit against Julio Teheran and the end result was that the Mets again lost to a team that clearly is inferior to what they aspire to be. But at this point, the Barves sat at 5-0, on top of the Baseball world.

I barely know what happened on Sunday outside of Bartolo Colon picking up his first RBI since 2005. I guess that's not entirely true, I also know that Michael Cuddyer popped out his first Home Run of the season in the 1st inning off of Alex Wood, and I know that Lucas Duda, in the lineup against the lefty, picked up 3 hits and currently is batting .381, which is still somewhat head-shaking to me. But Colon gets all the ink on this day, because in the 5th inning, with Wilmer Flores on 3rd and 1 out, Colon basically stuck his bat out and caught a piece of a pitch. He broke his bat, stung his hands, lost his helmet...but flared the pitch over a drawn-in infield for the RBI hit that basically left everyone in stitches. Probably the cheapest hit you'll see, but it counts just as much and it was of value since the Braves eventually tied the game and the Mets didn't win until Daniel Murphy, in a rare Pinch Hitting appearance, poked a Sacrifice Fly in the 8th inning to score Granderson with the eventual winning run. Jerry Blevins, who's pitched rather well in the early going got out of an 8th inning jam and then Jeurys Familia, in the first of what posits to be several Save Opportunities he'll be afforded, converted, retiring two batters to close out a sorely-needed Mets win, if only in the sense that the Mets just needed to get a W to raise the morale before they now finally head home to kick off the 2015 National League Season in New York.

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