Thursday, September 07, 2006

Mets Drub Bums 7-0

I listened to the Mets game as I was driving back to NJ this evening. The Mets beat the Dodgers 7-0. Jose Reyes had an inside the park homerun in the 6th inning. The announcer’s call made it sound like Reyes flew around the bases. I just watched the replay on ESPN. Jose actually was slowing down as he rounded first and headed to second. When he saw the ball rebound off the wall he kicked it into gear and it was like a dragster hitting the nitro button. He beat the throw home by two body lengths! Yet he dove in just for the heck of it. Like a kid on a slip-n-slide he enjoyed himself immensely.

The Mets' magic number is now 7.

Dodger starter Brad Penny (the National League's only 15 game winner so far) lost the 8th game of his career in Shea Stadium. Shea is a noted pitchers' park, yet Penny is just 1-8 there. The Mets' radio announcer said Penny would probably love to push the plunger when they demolish the stadium.

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