Is it me or do the Mets always make pitchers that they've never seen before look like the second coming of Sandy Koufax ?I suppose that I should give credit to the Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen for keeping the Mets on their heels for most of the night, except for those two absolute bombs in the fifth inning, but alas there would be no more scoring by the Mets after that. And unfortunately a David Wright error would hand deliver a win to the Braves in the bottom of the ninth, essentially ruining a at times shaky but otherwise good performance by Johan Santana.This should have been a Mets win, but as we all know when the Mets pitch they can't hit and when they hit they can't pitch - this should be a very interesting five games coming up against the Washington Nationals and our cross town rivals New York Yankees. I do believe that these five games will decide the fate of Jerry Manuel and Company. " Hey Cheerup ! we could be Nationals fans - oh never mind !!"
Other than this I do not have much to say except ... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Happy Birthday to backup catcher, Rick Cerone (1954) . He will always be known as a Yankee, but he did play for the Mets for one season - that abomination of a season that was '91 ! ( I blame him !!)It's hard to believe, but the most eccentric Met , Turk Wendell is 43 (1967) . Damn do I miss his antics so - and you know he could be a motivating force on today's ball club.New York Mets traded outfielder Ken Henderson to the Cincinnati Reds for Dale Murray on May 19, 1978. Murray would be used as reliever during his tenure with the Mets and was pretty decent pitcher on some pretty bad Mets teams.New York Mets released middle reliever, Bartolome Fortunato on May 19, 2006.New York Mets signed free agent utility infielder,Abraham NuÃ±ez on May 19, 2008. He would go on to play in only two games for the Mets that season.And today's Mo Vaughn tidbit - He loves Boston Baked Beans!