I just don't get it. Why in the hell was Garry Matthews Jr. starting in right field yesterday when there is a day off today? I don't know about you but at this point I would rather see John Maine up there swinging than GMJR ! I understand that Jeff Francouer is still a little banged up from the series against the Phils, but I feel that in a important game like yesterday, you just have to put your best lineup possible out there to win . This is not little league, and everyone does not have the right to play. So far the most glaring weakness the Mets have had this season has been the inability to comeback and win when they are down after the seventh inning. I believe that this is due in part to their weak bench. I believe that the aforementioned Matthews along with Frank Cattalonotto and Fernando Tatis are the Bermuda Triangle of the bench ( where possible game winning r.b.i's go to die!). I mean last season it took the Mets less than a week to cut Marlon Anderson, so why is Matthews still here?!? The Mets only owe him 2 million dollars of that 24 million that the Angels still owe him so what is it? Has Garry Matthews Sr, threatened to break Jerry's legs if his son isn't played ? All I know is yesterdays loss should have been a win , but the managers ineptitude and poor strategizing was the main culprit which resulted in a loss. By the way Jerry - nice job switching out both David Wright and Jason Bay, especially when they might have gotten important at bats in the top of the tenth ! " No batter ! No batter- SWINGGGG !!!!"
And with that said.... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to all time living legend,Willie Mays (1931). Willie came to the Mets in 1972 when he was way past his prime. But he had enough in his tank to help propel the Mets to their second World Series in '73. He would retire after that season, and became a coach for the Mets until '79. He has made frequent appearances to Mets tributes - including the " Shea Goodbye to Shea Stadium".One time five tool third baseman that became a journeyman bench player,Mike Kinkade is 37.(1973)New York Mets traded one of the first third basemen in Mets history-Don " Popeye
" Zimmer to the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Bob " Lefty
" Miller and outfielder Cliff Cook on May 6, 1962.New York Mets traded outfielder, Jim Marshall to the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher,Vinegar Bend Mizell on May 6, 1962.And with today's off day Mo Vaughn has decided to stay home in his underwear and sample everything on the Papa Johns menu - He said he doesn't believe Domino's is better!