Stupid Atlanta Braves.
I feel like I’ve said that once or twice before in my lifetime….
- They are going to force me to talk about injuries even though I just got done telling you about my new aversion to doing so.
- They ruined *Jason’s Game Of The Week.
- The stupid, dumb, Braves dealt the Mets their 2011 knockout blow by way of a Larry Jones go ahead RBI single in the ninth inning.
*Jason’s Game Of The Week or JGOTW is the rare occasion in which I can actually sit down and watch the Mets from start to finish. Normally, my schedule dictates that I watch four or five innings and then go back later to watch what I’ve missed.
Due to the pure specialness JGOTW represents, I hook up my laptop to my flat screen TV and force my family to watch with me. This typically results in them finding other things to do, periodically checking in on me as I direct various loud noises at the television.
Stiff Hammy And Murph’s Unluckiness
I am not going to even begin to speculate about how severe Jose Reyes’ latest bout of hamstringitis is. No need for the torment at this point in time. It sucks. I’ll just leave it at that.
The only silver lining I can see in this situation is that this could conceivably bring his market value down if it results in more time on the DL. Not exactly something I am doing cartwheels over right now.
The Mets are not wasting any time and are sending him to get an MRI later today, providing me with more evidence of the belief in which shared yesterday,
“If you look at the 2011 season, one thing is for certain, the Mets have managed their injuries in a prudent and reasonable manner.”- Me
As far as Murph’s knee goes, all I can say is how unlucky can a guy be? He busts his ass to work through injuries, takes advantage of opportunity by blistering the ball all over the field this season, and then blows out his knee because some punk kid named George Costanza doesn’t know how to slide into second base.
At first I wanted to believe it was a dirty play. However, upon further review (which consisted of the very first replay), Costanza is lucky he didn’t break his ankle. He slid directly into the base at full speed. If he had been trying to spike Murphy, his front foot would have been air born, not digging into the bag.
No Way This Team Can Rebound From This
I’m not saying that I am going to stop watching the 2011 Mets. This team fought the Braves hard this series and I firmly believe we have some more entertaining baseball to watch. Hell, David Wright was playing shortstop at the end of the game today. That was certainly interesting.
I just feel like this series was the knockout blow to any slim hope of post season play, if you are inclined to look for one in a 162 game season. Mathematically speaking the Mets have to gain nine games on the Stupid, Dumb, Braves in 49 chances.
If I’m wrong, it is going to be one hell of a ride.
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