Friday, October 13, 2006

I Stand Corrected

“Well there’s your problem, Jeff. You had the “SUCK,” knob cranked all the way up.”

“Well, that explains it. Let’s bring that way down. Thanks, man.”

“Sure. While we’re at it, we should flip this switch from “SHITTY,” back to “GOOD.”

“Good thinking.”

My apologies to Jeff Weaver. If you had told Tony La Russa before the game that Weaver would go 5.2 innings and only give up 2 runs, I’m sure he would have been delighted. Weaver pitched very well, but Glavine was even better, aided by a couple of double plays and the awesome Mets defense.

Carpenter pitches tonight, and all the pressure is on the Cardinals. With mediocre starters behind him, every Carpenter start is a must-win for the Cards. He’s a great pitcher, but there are some silver linings to facing Carpenter tonight that you can read about here.

Man, they must hate Beltran in St. Louis.


At 3:06 PM, Blogger Good Rye Whiskey said...

The Mets Geek take on Carpenter is interesting. How has no one noticed his #s against lefties until now? Especially considering how everyone has been talking about how the Mets are lopsided with lefty batters for a month.

Incredible game to be at. A postseason pitching duel is always tense. What I missed was when Weaver's pitch count went up. He seemed to be very efficient, w/ lots o' first pitch strikes. Then in the 6th he was at 90 pitches all of a sudden. BP is reporting that the home plate umpire had a huge strike zone for both Weaver and Glavine. That is one drawback of being there - Can't see strike zone borders from upper reserved section 29.


At 5:46 PM, Blogger The Pirate said...

The thing is, Carpenter's "bad" numbers against lefties are actually pretty good. If the "crappy" half of your platoon splits is being held to a .316 OBA, that's elite pitching.


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