I'll tell you I was stunned by yesterday's come from behind win against the Marlins. Takahashi looked pretty good for the first four innings - until a win aided three run shot by E.T. reincarnated, Cody Ross made the score 5-0 and essentially chased the beast from the east from the game. But this game was different. This Mets team didn't just roll over and play dead ! The came back to score three runs in the third after they got to Ricky Norlasco and Tim "got" Wood. But it was the seventh inning where the fire works truly went off when the muy caliente Jeff Francouer hit a three run Bomb off off Wood - essentially sending him to the "Wood shed
" ( pun intended). Frenchy is so hot , yesterday marked his fourth straight game where he has scored at least one r.b.i .Yesterday was the fourth straight sweep the Mets have had all season it was the Mets first sweep of the Marlins since '07 ( take that Hanley Ramirez !!)
, and the Mets are now an astonishing 21-9 at home !This upcoming series against the Padres will be tough, but I can see them winning two out of three. " The resemblance is uncanny !!!"
And with that said... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Roberto Petagine, the backup first baseman from '96-'97 (1971) .Reserve outfielder from '02- '04, Esix Snead is 34 (1976) .New York Mets signed free agent shortstop,Bud Harrelson on June 7, 1963.He might not have hit for average , but Bud was the cornerstone of the Mets infield for over a decade !
New York Mets selected pitcher,Hank Webb in the 10th round of the free agent draft on June 7, 1968.New York Mets selected pitcher, Charlie Williams in seventh round of the free agent draft on June 7, 1968.New York Mets selected third baseman, Tim" Crazy Horse
"Foli in the first round (first pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 1968.New York Mets selected first baseman,John Milner in the 14thround of free agent draft on June 7, 1968. It's a shame he was often injured during his tenure with the Mets, he would have been the class of the National League.
New York Mets selected center fielder Mookie Wilson in the second round of free agent draft on June 7, 1977. Mookie may not have been the best players of his era - but he is a icon in Mets history !!
New York Mets selected fork baller Brent Gaff in the sixth round of free agent draft on June 7, 1977.New York Mets selected second baseman,Wally Backman in the the first round (16th pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 1977. He is currently managing the Brooklyn Cyclones, and he appears to be a candidate for the Mets managing position whenever Jerry Manuel is dismissed.
New York Mets traded minor league pitching prospect, Jesse Anderson to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder, Claudell Washington on June 7, 1980. Claudell was one of my favorite Mets from the '80 season and it killed me when he became a Yankee
New York Mets selected pitcher,Mickey Weston in the 12th round of free agent draft on June 7, 1982.New York Mets selected reliever,Randy Myers in free agent draft on June 7, 1982. Of course he became one of the most dominant relievers in the game after he left the Mets !
New York Mets selected catcher,Barry Lyons in the 15th round of free agent draft on June 7, 1982.New York Metsselected reliever, Roger McDowell in the third round of free agent draft on June 7, 1982. Jeez I wish he was with this organization in some capacity, he should be at almost every Mets reunion !
New York Mets selected Dwight " Doc
" Gooden in first round (fifth pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 1982.When he pitched in his prime Shea was electric, and we now wonder " what could have been!"
New York Mets selected outfielder, Nick Evans in the fifth round of free agent draft on June 7, 2004. He is truly the forgotten man in the Mets system.
New York Mets selected Philip Humber in the first round (third pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 2004. Hey he got us Johan !!
New York Mets selected Mike " Sir Licks al
ot" Pelfrey in the first round (ninth pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 2005. As we all know , Mike finally has come into his own this season .
New York Metsselected pitcher,Bobby Parnell in ninth round of the free agent draft on June 7, 2005.He got off to a quick start last season before he cooled down. He is currently in Buffalo working out the kinks in his delivery
.New York Mets selected Jon Niese in the seventh round of free agent draft on June 7, 2005. The kid was born on the day the Mets won the '86 World Series ! He will be something special !!
New York Mets selected catcher,Josh Thole in the 13th round of free agent draft on June 7, 2005. Hopefully he will be ready to take over catching duties next season.
New York Mets selected pitcher, Eddie Kunz in first round (42nd pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 2007.He is currently being converted into being a starting pitcher
.And the Mo Vaughn tidbit of the day - He loves his Marlins fried !!