Archive for September 17th, 2007

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Wright Goes 30/30…MVP Next???

Mets Rumors & News

As bad as the weekend was for the Mets, congratulations must go out to David Wright.  His solo home run of Geoff Geary made him the twenty-ninth player in baseball history to reach baseball’s “30/30” club (30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season).  Wright is the third Mets player to reach this plateau.  Howard Johnson (who did it three times), and Darryl Strawberry both did it in 1987.  With his 30th home run, Wright has put himself closer to being the favorite to land the National League MVP. Besides leading the Mets on the field, Wright is among the top 10 leaders in batting average, home runs, RBI’s, runs scored, stolen bases, and on base percentage.

When you hear talk of the MVP, Wright’s name isn’t immediately mentioned.  You hear names like Matt Holliday, Prince Fielder, and Jimmy Rollins.  The main reason the Mets are in the position they are is because of Wright.  Aside from his clutch bat, there are Wright’s daily “Web Gems” at third base.  His leadership makes …

Captain Clutch Delivers Again

Yankees Rumors & News

A pitchers’ duel that resembled Game 7 of the 2001 World Series; a sellout crowd at Fenway Park; bright lights and a nationwide audience watching at home; clutch pitcher against clutch hitter; Curt Schilling vs Derek Jeter. Two balls, two strikes, two outs, and two on for the Captain, No. 2, score tied 1-1. On a cool brisk Sunday evening, that was the scene in the top of the 8th inning in Boston. It had all the makings of a classic, but when don’t these teams give us something to remember? And with one swing, the Yankees hope to win the A.L. East was still alive. Jeter hit a Schilling fastball over the Green Monster for a huge 3-run HR that puts the Bombers up 4-1. It also knocked Schilling out of the game.The Red Sox had a chance to steal away the game in the bottom of the 9th inning by scoring a run off of Mariano Rivera and loading the bases, setting the stage for David Ortiz, but he couldnt deliver …

Giants Rumors & News

Well, let’s review Sunday’s debacle — a 35-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in our own unique way, ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ style.

Kudos to …

As with last week, when the 0-2 Giants lost to the Cowboys, the only ‘Kudos’ worth doling out are to offensive players.

• Eli Manning: For a guy who was supposed to miss a month (yes, that’s another shot at ESPN’s Chris Mortensen) he played remarkably well. Manning was 16-of-29 for 211 yards with one TD and one INT. If the defense had showed as much heart as Eli did, the outcome could have been much different.

• The Offensive Line: Maybe it was because Eli was playing hurt, but this unit played extremely well. The Packers have a good front four, yet no one laid a hand on Manning until the game was out of hand late.

• Derrick Ward: Brandon who? Ward is on his way to Wally Pipp-ing Brandon Jacobs. Subbing for the injured Jacobs, Ward had another excellent week. He ran 15 times for 90 …

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