why of my four teams, the Nets are the most likely to get replaced.
My wife has a job where actually lives are at stake, so anytime I have a bad day (like this past Monday), it should make me feel better about my first world white collar problems. That said one way to express the emotion you can’t when staring at a computer is by watching sports! And what’s great is even if your team loses it doesn’t really matter, best described by Jerry Seinfeld. One example.
So i caught up with the most invested sports fan I know, Mr. Dirty Jersey. He lives in San Francisco which means he watches his teams alone or at bars filled with their fans (like the Wreck Room for the Jets). Note that Jets fans will take any excuse for doing the famous J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets! chant when surrounded by other fans. San Diego example.
BD: I’m sure there have been worse sports weekends in your near 30 year career as a fan, but how do you measure this one?
This is not the original, as two years were tacked on for ’87 and ’88. But this should get you pumped for the last week of the National League Wild Card race.
We have a great one shaking out in the National League. The NL wild card race.
Recapping the current standings.
What you may have missed.
The Giants maintained their half game edge over St. Louis with a run in the 8th and another in the 9th for a 3-2 win @ Colorado. The Rox fell 7.5 back despite a solid pitching performance by Tyler Anderson. The Dodgers 4th straight W kept the Giants 4 back in the NL West.
The Cardinals, down a run and to their last strike with no one on base, exploded for 4 runs in the 9th started by their major league record 15th pinch hit homer delivered by Matt Carpenter. The Pirates only answer was a single tally to lose 9-7 in a game they had trailed 5-0, then led 6-5. Listening to their radio broadcast was one of the most depressing things I have heard in some time. As one announcer tried to say there was still hope in a 6-6 game, Grichuk promptly homered on the next pitch. These are the type of momentum games that can start a streak or continue a skid, the Bucs have now lost 8 straight and are 5.5 back of St. Louis.
The Mets won their game on the strength of 4 homers, the big blow from Yo, who turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 advantage in the 7th. Reyes, Granderson, and De Aza all hit solo shots to back Rafael Montero who was pitching in double A two weeks ago. When their game ended and the Cards trailing the Mets were hopeful to pull into a virtual tie, but with the aforementioned rally, remain one game back of the 2nd wild card spot.
Stanton’s return was not enough for the Fish to end their losing streak which now stands at 5 (including only 1 win in their past 9).
All the teams maintain the same opponents tomorrow. Mets have a getaway day in Cinci, Pitt and Miami look to avoid the sweep, SF looks for just their 3rd series win since the all-star break against 10 lost and 2 split.
Jon Blaze brought to my attention, http://nypost.com/2016/08/22/dwight-gooden-declares-war-on-lucifer-darryl-strawberry/.
yea, this is sad and just another short chapter in the story of the greatest dynasty that wasn’t.
I discovered this today even though it’s from 2014.
Throw out the notion of bragging rights when the Yankees and Mets meet at Citi
Steve Phillips may have failed as a GM, but nonetheless, here is his take which will aid you in your water cooler debate or trash talking at your daughter’s soccer game this weekend.
The Yankees and Mets meet at Citi Field for the second leg of the 2015 Subway Series this weekend. Here are eight things to know about the three games.
UPDATE 4 pm EDT 8/1: Looks like I totally missed the Mets plans moving forward as Granderson in center today, Cespedes in left, Johnson in right.
Here’s a quick stab at what the Mets lineups might look like over the next few days. I didn’t dig deep yet into career stats versus the opposing hurler and hopefully some guys heat up to force themselves into the lineup the next day.
|Ross (R)||Zimmerman (R)||Koehler (R)||Nicolino (L)||Phelps (R)|
|Granderson, RF||Granderson, RF||Granderson, RF||Lagares, CF||Granderson, RF|
|Tejada, SS||Flores, SS||Tejada, SS||Tejada, SS||Tejada, SS|
|Murphy, 3B||Murphy, 3B||Murphy, 2B||Murphy, 1B||Johnson, 2B|
|Cespedes, LF||Cespedes, LF||Uribe, 3B||Cespedes, LF||Cespedes, LF|
|Duda, 1B||Duda, 1B||Duda, 1B||Uribe, 3B||Duda, 1B|
|d’Arnaud, C||Plawecki, C||d’Arnaud, C||Flores, 2B||d’Arnaud, C|
|Kirk, CF||Johnson, 2B||Johnson, LF||Campbell, RF||Flores, 3B|
|Flores, 2B||Lagares, CF||Kirk, CF||Plawecki, C||Kirk, CF|
|deGrom, P||Noah, P||Colon, P||Niese, P||Harvey, P|
|Lagares, CF||Tejada, SS||Cespedes, LF||Granderson, RF||Murphy, 3B|
|Johnson, 2B||d’Arnaud, C||Flores, 2B||Duda, 1B||Lagares, CF|
|Uribe, 3B||Uribe, 3B||Lagares, CF||Johnson, 2B||Uribe, 3B|
|Plawecki, C||Kirk, CF||Plawecki, C||d’Arnaud, C||Plawecki, C|
|Campbell, LF||Campbell, LF||Campbell, LF||Kirk, CF||Campbell, LF|