Thursday, June 15, 2006

Kicking Ass and Taking Names

Seems like every time I put the Mets on TV these days they have a lead, or are coming from behind to win. I'm seeing a lot of "1986" in this club. (And I mean that as a compliment of course.) Last night they jumped out 2-0 in the first inning, and never looked back as the Phillies played sloppily and handed the Mets a 9-3 win. The Mets are making it look easy these days, and they are 8-1 on the current road trip they are on.

They've scored 75 runs on this trip, and 20 in the first inning. Even Mets analyst Keith Hernandez said last night he can't remember the Mets ever playing this well on the road. Their first place lead is up to 8 1/2 games. The current road trip ends today in Philadelphia, and they resume the interleague schedule tomorrow at Shea against the Orioles.

By the way, what does "taking names" in the term "Kicking ass and taking names" mean anyway? I've always like it for some reason (it just sounds cool), so I used it for today's article title.

The Red Sox? Another dispiriting loss in Minnesota, 8-1, and they are now officially in second place again.

Is it my imagination or does Matt Clement now leave EVERY start with an injury?

He's been worth every penny the Sox brass are paying him, hasn't he?


Michael Leggett said...

TAVARASS, Clement:

Both seem like damaged goods;

Clement was mediocre @ best with the Cubs;

TAVARASS is just a psycho.

Michael Leggett said...

The 1986 Comparison is a great one:

This might even be better;

Both Omar & Willie used to sit in Upper Level as kids growing up, in Elmhurst & Brownsville, respectively;

@ least they're not a couple of WFAN callers or ESPN 1050 Callers.

Suldog said...

Ah, Bronson Arroyo, we hardly knew ye...