Wednesday, October 18, 2006

No Room For Error Now

The Mets are back into a hole now, having lost to St. Louis last night, 4-2 at Busch Stadium. Tom Glavine's great run of scoreless postseason innings ended when he gave up a home run to Albert Pujols, and was pulled from the game in the fifth with the score tied at 2. St. Louis then took the lead (Glavine was charged with that run), and would not relinquish it.

The Mets had a golden opportunity to tie the game in the eighth, as they had runners at second and third with one out. A short fly couldn't get anyone home, and Jose Valentin was caught looking at a rather questionable third strike call.

The next loss ends the 2006 season for the Mets.

Tonight is Game 6 at Shea Stadium. John Maine gets the ball for the Mets, and Chris Carpenter goes for St. Louis. The last time the Mets were down 3-2 in a seven-game series at home was on October 25, 1986.

I think we all know what happened then. It's not over yet, but the Mets have a lot of work to do.

And once again, Albert Pujols continues to cement his reputation as a complete asshole. I didn't see the top of the ninth last night (as I was in the middle of Trivia Night at PT's), but I heard that he fielded a grounder off the bat of Cliff Floyd deep in the hole at first. Pitcher Adam Wainwright was there at the bag waiting for his throw, but Pujols decided to practically walk to the bag and make Floyd, who's got that gimpy Achilles and can hardly run, go all the way to the bag instead of getting the sure out by flipping the ball to Wainwright. Jackass.

My respect for Pujols has gone right down the crapper in this series.

Let's Go Mets!!


Suldog said...

I'll be rooting with you, Q.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks for the support, Suldog...

Peter N said...

Me too, as always........hi the Bridge trilogy.

The Omnipotent Q said...

I enjoyed The Trilogy, too!!!

Michael Leggett said...

Puljols is the new Barry Bonds(TOTALLY CLASSLESS):

Hence, Double Despising;

If the Mets were in Much-Better Health(Pedro & El Duque), it's my belief that La Russa & Pulhols would be home, right now;

Most of these Mets players have not seen postseason before & now they're gaining that experience;

Like Tug said in '73, "Ya Gotta Believe";

It's been a most satisfying 40th Anniversary of the 1st MLB Game.

Christine E. said...

Careful guys..I got my hand slapped by a Cardinals fan today for calling AP a jerk (ok, and I called him Mr. Snotface and a surly assclown like Barry Bonds...)


Go Mets!

The Omnipotent Q said...

I dare ANY of those Cardinal fans to come on my blog!!

Game 7 on Thursday!!

Peter N said...

Q, you'd have to put a picture of a bird food feeder to attract any Redbird fans....may they go down tonight (Thurs.), suddenly and in a big way. And Shea will celebrate. And then it is Tiger time!