Thursday, June 28, 2007

Julio Franco Knows When it's Going to Rain

Rickey is fairly tired from having spent a soggy evening at Shea last night. Slogging home through the rain after a game is kind of a downer, but hey, the Carlos Gomez catch made it all worth it. And even though six innings isn’t exactly a grueling marathon, Tommy Glavine does seem to be back in the saddle again.

In other Mets news, this piece on Jose Reyes in USA Today is awesome, give it a read. Here are two of our favorite quotes from the article:

"The definition of a base-stealer is when everybody in the ballpark knows he's going," Tigers manager Jim Leyland says. "The pitcher knows he's going. The catcher knows he's going. The manager knows he's going. The fans know he's going. And he still gets that stolen base. That's Reyes. He's that f——— good."

First baseman Sean Casey says he didn't have time to drum up conversation when Reyes reached first earlier this month. "I tried to talk to him," Casey says, "and before I could complete the sentence, he says, 'See ya.' And takes off. He's like the Roadrunner cartoon. You see him one second, and he's gone."

Granted Reyes has been in a mini slump recently, which is kind of a bad thing if you’re like Rickey and decided to draft Reyes over Pujols to your fantasy baseball team… In fact, overall, the Mets are still struggling. But the fact that they still eek out wins even with their current issues (most notably: a shaky bullpen and lackluster hitting) is indeed a good sign of things to come. And called games due to rain don't hurt either.

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1 comment:

Egan Foote said...

Maybe Reyes just didn't want to talk to a loser like Sean Casey.

Egan, out.