Hey everyone, Kevin Devaney here filling in tonight for John Delcos.
The game is obviously underway. Not much went on during pregame. The only thing of note was the arrive of Rickey Henderson, the team’s special instructor. He’s been brought in on a “special assignment” alright. The Mets essentially invited him to hang around the team in hopes it will loosen the mood during this recent stretch.
Henderson is the perfect guy. If you don’t know what I mean, Google: “Rickey Henderson” 1999 NLCS poker. It should refresh your memory.
Rickey Ledee in the lineup. Oliver Perez on the mound. The Mets looking to get this turned around before another playoff team from last year rolls into town.
Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? Drop me a line.
Weird note of the night: The scoreboard just flashed a note that said “The Mets won a World Series before they ever won an Opening Day game.” Wow, we can all move on with our lives now.
Update, 9:40: We’re about two innings away from another dull, lifeless, uninspiring loss for the Mets. That would give us 14 losses in 18 June games. Oliver Perez pitched decently but didn’t get much support. His fat fastball to Torii Hunter wasn’t exactly the best location, either. And let me say, the seven worst words announced at Shea right now are: “Now pitching for the Mets, Scot Schoeneweis.” It’s really getting out of hand with him. The worst part is that he was a terrific setup man with the Angels and nobody could have forseen this sort of drop-off. But hey, the Twins are a quality team, so what can you do? By the way, I wrote a message like this a few weeks ago, just before the Mets went into the ninth inning against the Cubs down by four. Anyone remember what happened?