— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Mets
by Kingman on June 16 at 8:38PM

Glavine_dejectedsmallSaturday’s game was hard to watch.

By that we don’t mean we were too nervous or distraught to witness the 11 – 8 Mets defeat in the Bronx. We were at one kid’s baseball game at 12:30 today, after which we coached another kid’s final t-ball game of the season. Then we hosted the team’s trophy ceremony/ice cream gorge-fest.

Because of that hectic amateur baseball schedule, it was a challenge to catch much of the professionals today. We did hear bits and pieces on the radio while shuttling between fields and we “watched” the game on ESPN mobile as the Mets took a 2–0 lead. Things were looking good.

Thanks to the rain delay, we saw the last three innings, then caught up with the rest of the game on the SNY rebroadcast (who needs a DVR anyway?). So we have a time-warped sense of the day’s proceedings. Once DepressedFan gets home and chimes in with his eyewitness account, it’ll feel like we saw the whole thing.

But there wasn’t much to see in this ugly game. The 9th inning was the only bright spot for the Mets. If nothing else, they may have knocked Rivera out of Sunday night’s contest.

Otherwise it was ugly. Glavine looks very old the last few starts and is now 5–5 with a 4.67 ERA. The Mets left 12 men on base. Beltran went 0 – 6 and stranded 4 men in scoring position, including the bases loaded in the 9th.

It should be a good rubber match tomorrow.

On a happy note, my oldest son went 2–2 today with a sharp double and got the game ball. My other son’s team (which I coach) finished their season undefeated (FULL DISCLOSURE: We don’t keep score in that league).

Happy Father’s Day Eve, y’all.

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