This one deserves a haiku: Pelfrey still ailing Ike’s and Pridie’s homers moot Thanks to Howard’s bat
Livan slows Mets with his pitches like snails Ninth-inning rally, surprisingly, fails The expatriates from the land of poutine End win streak in game that was merely routine
Umpire blindness costs Reyes a triple But for the Mets’ chances caused barely a ripple Murphy’s pinch-homer is moment of bliss But on play at second, his presence is missed Mets then battle back, a sac fly from Hu And two batters later, Murph again comes through Is it the… Read More →
Tallest Met, in return, goes rather short But bullpen has upgraded from last resort Difference was Thole, previously bereft Of hit off of someone who throws with his left Suddenly an idea no longer seems silly Meaningful games played this weekend in Philly?
Mets keep on bashing, showing their might Home run from Pridie, two more from Wright Armando lost a perfecto by umpire’s choice Mets made sure they needed no help from Jim Joyce
Bay’s bat arrives, roughly 16 months late While Gee pitches just well enough, though not great Davis hits one to the right field scoreboard While Murphy’s hit guarantees lead is assured
After four starts where clean innings were rare Big Pelf succeeded, with outs in the air Ike clouted big fly just when one was due (Though it only counted on further review) Met win streak, in single day, has now doubled Is Atlanta’s hold on fourth place now in trouble?
Pitching and hitting! An array of delight Most notably coming from once-slumping Wright But even the team’s backup catcher made hay And Mets got a double from returning Bay This being the Mets, just sun’s not allowed Injury to Pagan provided this evening’s cloud
Murphy’s home run, Dickey’s effort are wasted Reyes’ gaffe is correctly lambasted Pagan gets thrown out once he actually reaches What will cure Mets? Fire sale? Maybe leeches?
Balks, dropped fly balls and walks in home return Fan animosity continues to churn Mets look at matzoh and sure sympathize Team looks like it simply never will rise
With manager heading toward apoplexy Mets salve his anger with Dillon Gee With fans moaning, “Why me, God, why me?” Answered from Buffalo: “Here’s Dillon Gee.” After a week of play no one should see Mets got a win, so did Dillon Gee Will their win streak reach two, or… Read More →
Pelfrey can’t put New York’s losing to rest While Murphy- steals third? Oh surely you jest Gap grows between Mets and rest of division While team is, for now, subject of derision
Carrasco battles, bullpen keeps game in reach But Mets’ bats go silent in Land of the Peach Optimists once again forced to eat crow This time served up by a dominant Lowe
With Dickey’s knuckler dipping astray Looked like a humdrum start to Mets’ day But thanks to long balls and a rally so late Seemed imminently, team would celebrate But those infused with optimism felt dense When Wright’s game-winning bid fell at the fence
Niese looked at first as if he’d provide joy That was before he faced The Wrath of Troy Rox man at short made him look like a boy Simply no answer for Slugger of Troy Making fans cry out in agony, “Oy!” Mets’ season tsuris is swellin’ from Troy