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Swept Away

Another heaping of horseshit tonight for the listless Yanks who saw Dillon Gee pitch the game of his life–allowing 1 run on 88 pitches in 8.1 innings (12 strikeouts, 0 walks)–as the Mets completed a 4-game sweep of the Yanks.

Final score: Mets 3, Yanks 1.

Not Doc Gooden, not Matt Harvey: Dillon Gee.

(Sleep well, Fellas.)

Frustration began before the game started, what with the last three nights still fresh in mind, and only increased after the Yanks stranded two base runners in each of the first couple of innings. Turns out that was their best chance of the night. But if we’re going to be philosophical about things–yes, that will help–here’s what said it all:

Mets have runners on first and second, top of the 8th, 2 out. Joba Chamberlain comes in to face John Buck. And Joba is throwing cheddar, 98 mph. He gets ahead of Buck and then bounces a curve ball in front of the plate. Austin Romine blocks the ball from going past him but it skips far enough away so that the runners advance. The force play is out. And so Buck hits a slow, measly little horseshit ground ball that hugs the third base line. And it doesn’t go foul. Just innocently rolls along as the runner from third scores.

Sometimes there’s nothing to do but take it.

Only 4 hits for the weak offense in pinstripes who have lost 5 straight. Nope, even with Youk and Tex back tomorrow this is not good news with the Red Sox coming to town this weekend.

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1 The Hawk   ~  May 30, 2013 10:11 pm

7.1 for Gee, not 8.1 - but who's counting

2 Chyll Will   ~  May 31, 2013 12:13 am

This a replacement lineup, not the lineup that Cash and Joe drew up in the beginning of the season. Four major cogs out of the lineup for much of the season so far, I'm not gonna give these guys a hard time because they were playing well above their expectations. This was the kind of thing that was anticipated all through spring in fact, so there's not much need to get jumpy until they have their starters back. If they go on a fantabulous skid then, that's when you worry about it.

3 The Mick536   ~  May 31, 2013 7:29 am

[2] What word describes this skid? Team looks worse than I expected. Don't think A-Rod's return will make a difference. He will be playing himself back into some kind of shape. Just remember, we still don't have a clue what his condition is. And, Youk, for whatever he is worth, will be day-to-day for the rest of the season. No ace to stop the skidding, either. Remind me. Who pitched last night?

Jete may be the biggest question mark of all. What can he do to stem the tide? At least Reid won't be playing or on the bench, I hope. But you never know. More injuries await. I hope to live long enough to see the rebuilding.

4 JeremyM   ~  May 31, 2013 7:46 am

[3] An ace couldn't stop this. The pitching is not the problem.

5 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  May 31, 2013 10:58 am

And I'm thinking, meh. [Big Jackie Mason shrug, like only a good Irish boy from NY can do it.] These things happen.

Like when Sojo tripped over his own shoelaces in the playoffs in Oakland that time.

Whaddayagonnado? You thought they were going 139-23 maybe? Meh.

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