Well, the Mets go for a sweep of the Nats this afternoon…still sounds lame. Looking on the bright side, it is better than trying to avoid a sweep.
My Favorite Quote From Last Night
“I was wondering what the hell we were doing out there..” -Jon Niese
At least he’s honest. More importantly, he worked through the torrential down poor in the seventh inning even though he was visibly pissed that Bill Miller wouldn’t call the game. He struggled most certainly, but he got through it.
Battle Of The Midwestropolitans
The tension was extremely high in my region of the country as we were forced to watch two Midwestropolitans battle mano a mano as the game hung in the balance. With the bases loaded in the aforementioned seventh inning, Brian Bixler from Sandusky, Ohio was called upon to hit against Lima, Ohio native Jon Niese with one out.
Bixler represented the tying run as there were runners on first and second base. An epic battle ensued with neither backing off in the stinging rain.
Eventually, Bixler grounded sharply to Justin Turner. However, he turned it into an infield hit as he beat out the throw displaying his blazing speed that was undoubtedly developed during endless running sessions in a cornfield somewhere in Ohio.
Wild Card Update
As you can plainly see, the gritty Mets still find themselves in contention for the Wild Card. If they can manage to hover around .500 while their studs get healthy, there’s still a chance.
|St. Louis Cardinals||25||19||0.5||118|
|New York Mets||20||22||4.5||120|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||20||24||5.5||118|
|San Diego Padres||18||25||7.0||119|