Is Curtis Granderson the Mets MVP?

Perhaps, says USA Today.

Hat Tip: William Wallace

NEW YORK –  The Terry Collins press conference has been a highlight of this 2015 postseason, the Mets manager presiding over a realm that so often in the club’s past has been little more than strategically explaining futility.

But even within this new world, Collins visibly brightens when Curtis Granderson comes up. It happens infrequently, and Collins appreciates the chance to sing the virtues of a steady performer often overshadowed by the powerful Yoenis Cespedes or folk hero Wilmer Flores or all those Mets pitchers with their flying fastballs.

“Curtis Granderson, he’s just one of those quiet guys that goes about his job,” Collins said Sunday, prior to Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. “I tell all the young players that come up here: ‘If you handle the game like Curtis Granderson does because you’re talented, you’re going to be successful, because he never has a bad day.’

Sark, I hope you’re wrong about he Mets’ long layoff but I was thinking the same thing.  This looks a lot like what happened to the Tigers in 2006 and 2012, as you said in your comment.

We shall see.

David Wright | Flashin’ Leather

10/21/2015 – David Wright flashes leather at third to snuff out any thoughts of a Cubs rally in game four of the National League Championship Series.

So far I got half of my World Series prediction right and I’m hoping I get the other half wrong.  I’m pulling for a Mets-Royals World Series.  The more I see of the Blue Jays the more I can’t stand them.  They whine and complain about every strike called against them.

Disgusting…

and horrible and any other negative adjective you can think of is the only way to describe the Dodgers’ win over the Mets tonight.  I don’t care what the television commentators say, Chase Utley’s take out of Rueben Tejada was a nasty play by a nasty player.

As far as I’m concerned the Dodgers are a team of jackasses managed by jackass.

Rueben Tejada has a broken leg. His season is over. Who do the Mets see about that?

Calling Utley’s undercut a “hard slide” is an insult to the game of baseball.  If that slide had won the Tigers the World Series it would have ruined if for me.  I don’t believe in winning at any cost or the ends justifying the means. The next time that turd Utley steps to plate in this series the Mets pitcher, whoever it is, should give him some high heat and then drill him.  I can’t believe the umpires let that puke and the Dodgers get away with that.

Speaking of the umpires, the balls and strikes calling, in the entire postseason has been an abomination.  This is the best that MLB can come up with? Geez!!

Mets Dust Tigers Again!

The Tigers wasted chances early.

In the first after Damon flew out, Santiago walked and Magglio singled putting runners at first and second with one out.  Cabrera flew out, Boesch walked loading the bases but Guillen grounded out to end the inning.

Another runner in scoring position with less than two outs that the
Tigers couldn’t cash in.

In the second, Damon led off with a single and stole second.  Santiago bunted him over to third but both Magglio and Cabbie grounded out weakly stranding Damon at third.

Another runner in scoring position with less than two outs that the Tigers couldn’t cash in.

Are we seeing a pattern here?

Bonderman looked good, especially if the first when Reyes led off with a triple but was stranded there.  Bonderman struck out Pagan, Wright grounded to third and Davis grounded to first.

After retiring the first two in the third, Reyes singled and stole second, Pagan walked and Wright doubled.  Bondo got Davis to ground to Santiago ending the inning and limiting the damage to 1 run.

The Mets knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey was smoking balls, retiring 4 consecutive Tigers on 4 pitches.  Inge ended the streak with a two out single but Avilla flied out to left ending the inning.

Bondo retired the Mets 1, 2, 3, in the fourth on 4 pitches.

With two outs in the 5th Reyes got his third hit in three at bats with hit a solo shot.  Pagan flew out to end the inning, 2-0 Mets after 5.

Bondo gave way to Zumaya after the first two batters reached in the seventh.  Zumaya came into to face pitcher Dickey and walked him on four straight balls.  Reyes grounded to second and Gullien threw Blanco out at the plate.  Feliciano pinch hit for Pagan and grounded to second scoring Tejada.  After Zumaya walked David Wright, Leyland made a double switch, bringing in Coke for Zumaya and Rayburn for Inge. 

Ike Davis singled on an 0-2 pitch from Coke scoring two.  Wright was thrown out at third to end the inning.  5-0 Mets after seven.

Francisco Rodriguez came out for the ninth and surrendered only a single to Cabrera.

The Mets dusted the Tigers for the second night in a row.

Mets Dust Tigers 14-6

Not that it mattered by why did G-Money Laird bat second?

The Mets jumped on the Tigers early with 2 in the second and 8 in the third.  JV didn’t look good and left the game with nobody out, and two men on in the third, after a 58 minute rain delay.

The Tigers got on the board in the fourth with a one out double by Cabbie and a monster home run by B-Money Brennan Boesch.

The Mets came back with one run in their half of the fourth.

The Tigers had a chance to really cut into the lead.  They sent 10 men to the plate in the fifth scoring 4 runs but Ryan Rayburn got caught looking with the bases loaded to end the rally.

The Tigers tried to claw there way back but the bullpen was horrible.

Verlander was charged with 5 earned runs in 2 innings.

Back at em tomorrow.