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Oct 13

Orange And Blue Diary Part Four-Sports Talk With Anthony Bonelli And More

So it did not go exactly how I predicted, but when you score 13 runs how could a Mets’ fan be disappointed. Matt Harvey was certainly not as sharp as I would have liked him to be, but he got the crucial outs that he needed to get. For example, after the Mets scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning Harvey induced a ground ball in the top of the third from Carl Crawford when the Dodgers had runners on first and second base with two outs. After your team scores any amount of runs in the previous inning as a pitcher you must have a shutdown inning, which means you do not allow the other team to score the next time they are at- bat. Harvey certainly had to deal with more traffic on the base paths than I am sure Mets’ fans would have liked, but traffic on the base paths does not always lead to runs on the scoreboard.
Yesterday I wrote extensively about my concern with the lack of production from the Mets’ offense, well I do not want to sound arrogant, but they do say technology is very powerful, maybe they heard me say yesterday that their offense has left something to be desired! Last night I could not ask for much more, everyone who needed to get a big hit got that big hit, which you could not say for the majority of this season. Last night as I was watching the game, I was trying to pinpoint the catalyst that started the explosion by the offense, but then I realized a true team does not rely on one person, and the Mets did not do that last night everyone got in on the party!

I do have a warning for all fans of the orange and blue, we have not finished the job yet, so let’s not get overly excited until we get the 27th out of our third win of the series, which I more than anyone hope will be tonight! Steven Matz takes the hill tonight I have to admit I am a little concerned, because Matz has not pitched in a while because of a back injury not to mention the fact that he has only made six starts in his major-league career. Over the course of the season the starting rotation has amazed baseball experts and Mets’ fans alike, not only because of their amazing talent, but also because of their ability to perform at the highest level on the biggest of stages I hope Matz continues that trend tonight. Fans of the orange and blue continue to support our lovable Mets, and hopefully tomorrow I will be writing LET’S GO METS, as they head into the National League Championship Series. It sounds so good and looks so good let me write it again, LET’S GO METS!!!