Archive for May 19th, 2009


Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

Mets Rumors & News

The ghost of Casey Stengel has been haunting the Mets the last two games (well, maybe the last 34 years actually). In their most recent losses we’ve seen three balks, five errors and a baserunner missing third base. What in the name of 1962 is going on here? They’ve been pretty sloppy all year long, but this is getting ridiculous.

The Mets have finally fixed their bullpen, they’ve seem to overcome their aversion to scoring late-inning runs along with their mysterious distaste for comeback victories, but now they’re reaching deep to find unique ways to lose a ball game. If Ryan Church was in Jerry Manuel’s doghouse before, just wait until he shows up for tonight’s game. How can a major league player miss third base? But then again, how can a major league pitcher balk three times in one game? How can the Mets do half the things they do? Mike Pelfrey had “the yips” on Sunday night (let’s hope and pray he doesn’t come down with a …

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