While you wait 5 more hours on this beautiful Sunday afternoon for the fame to start, enjoy this.
Part of that plan brought about the immensely unpopular Sunday night fixtures, an idea so unbelievably flawed it’s staggering to think not one person at AFL headquarters was able to stand up and put a stop to the madness.But the madness ensued, and the public voted with their feet and their Tweets. The big ticket matches in Melbourne drew disappointing crowds, and although the TV numbers stayed high, the AFL smartly scratched the idea. The kids have to go to school the next day, after all.
Source: AFL strikes gold with Thursday night football after years of fixturing mis-steps – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Slackish Reaction: well I missed the first five innings and didn’t miss any hits. Then I saw some uninspired baseball. And I saw Jose Reyes make an out. Anyway the 4th place Mets are 2 games under .500 and already 4.5 back which nobody has noticed. I may have to start breaking out The Math soon. The Mets say the place was sold out on Saturday.
Sounds to me like Cespedes will be out a while but nobody can admit it because Mets. Read the Terry stuff in that link. Do the Mets know about this new 10 Day DL?
Reyes Watch Watch: The Post says he has lost his smile. WHAT? That was all he had left! Jose is 6 for 70. He will need to go 24 for 30 (a weeklong streak of batting .800) to get back to .300. He also needs to go 14 for 30 to get to TWO HUNDRED.
Even more proof that WAR is a stupid “stat”: Jose Reyes’ WAR is -0.7? He’s only ,7 games worse than me imagining an average minor leaguer playing? I really can imagine a minor leaguer getting a hit twice a week, I really can.
Sunday Night Baseball! Woohoo, who doesn’t love a late start and ESPN’s announcing crew. I’m thinking about just taking most of this one off. I have soccer and like to go to bed early on Sunday. Hopefully the people in Los Angeles will like the match-up more than the people in those two taller cones on the right. I DON’T GET IT.
Other than that, seems quiet-isa in Queens. I didn’t hear anyone complaining about long Gnome lines so that’s good. Enjoy the sunny Sunday without baseball and choose your poison tonight between ESPN, metallic audio on WOR, horrible audio levels on the MLB APP WOR feed or I guess the Nationals feed. Wonderful.
Good old @ceetar let me bust into his photos and steal this one. Seen at Citi during the first homestand.
Slackish Reaction: The surviving Mets lost in a game where pitchers did a lot of non-pitching. Good old Jose Reyes is now 6-62. He’ll need to go 24 for 38 to get that average up to .300, but hey we all got T-shirts so who cares.
BIG TELL: in the last inning, couldn’t Cespedes stand there and take a few big cuts? Hasn’t Terry seen The Natural? It was a homer-or-bust situation. Interesting interesting.
I like this guy Matt. You know the quiet, goes about his business, no drama 3 starter with no hype that just pitches well. Nice.
Today’s possible pitcher is deGrom. Who knows? A lot can happen in Queens. If you’re going to today’s game, bring a glove. You never know.
Remember it’s Harvey Gnome day, so if you didn’t get on the line 3 hours ago you already are going to miss first pitch. Mets Police Pro-Tip: try the RF gate or the 126th street gate. Rotunda is for noobs.
Hey if you can save games or steal bases…..right? (Not right.) We can preach forgiveness and penance, but we can also keep our hands in our pockets and quietly observe.
Fun day in Queens.
Tonight’s starter…..MATT HARVEY! Yep, JDG has a stiff neck. Hmmm.
Flores and Duda to the DL. TJ and Gilmartin up.
Reyes The Untouchable is at SS because Cabrera has something.
Bruce at first because someone has to play first. If only we had used the 40 practice games to try him there.
Cespedes not in the lineup. But hey Conforto is playing! See, you got what you wanted!
METS ROSTER MOVES
FLUSHING, N.Y., April 21, 2017 – The New York Mets today announced that they have placed infielders Lucas Duda (hyperextended left elbow) and Wilmer Flores (right knee infection) on the 10-Day Disabled List. Duda’s placement on the 10-Day Disabled List is retroactive to April 20. Additionally, the Mets have recalled infielder T.J. Rivera and lefthanded pitcher Sean Gilmartin from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Rivera will wear #54 and Gilmartin will wear #36. Both will be available for tonight’s game.
Rivera, 28, was on the Mets 2017 Opening Day roster and saw action in four games for the Mets earlier this season going 0-3 with two walks and a run scored. In five games with the 51s, Rivera was batting .286 (6-21) with one double, one home run, four RBI and three runs scored. Last season, Rivera batted .333 (35-105) with four doubles, one triple, three home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games for the Mets. The Bronx, NY native started at second base in the National League Wild Card Game last season vs. San Francisco.
Gilmartin, 26, made one appearance for the Mets in 2017, pitching 0.2 scoreless innings on April 18 vs. Philadelphia. In 65 career games, two starts, in the major leagues, Gilmartin is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA (31 earned runs/75.2 innings).