— Days Without Shea —

As mentioned yesterday, we were out at Citi Field last night. Not a pretty night for the Mets, who lost 5 - 4 and slipped into 4th place in the NL east.

Pat Misch was ineffective at first, allowing three straight hits to start the game. He gave up three runs over the first three innings before settling into a groove.

Our offense never really found a groove until the end of the game. The top of the lineup (Reyes, Pagan, Beltran) went a combined 0 for 12. Jose went 0 for 5 and grounded out with the bases loaded to end the game.

Jose did save a few runs in the field, gunning down a runner from third with one out in the 6th and making a nice relay throw to Thole to end the Marlins at-bat in the 7th.

Loge13 original Ross Jones finally got to view Citi Field last night. Good to catch up with him and to hand with Kingman Senior, Run Hunt and the Ronette. Last I saw Ross Jones, he was staying behind after the game to prowl the stadium. He may be there still.

Ron Hunt took the Wall Street ferry to the game last night and raved about it, even though the only adult beverage served on board is beer. Photos to come.

Meanwhile, Loge13 pal Paul posted this excellent comment that bears re-posting here.

"I went to the game last night also. Saw a great come-from-behind win with a ten hit attach, caught a tee shirt from the Pepsi Patrol, while watching my teams "Magic Number" drop to 4.

No, I was not in Queens and $iti Field. I was in Brooklyn where Wally Backman's team is 20 Games over 500 and heading for the playoffs!

You see by NOT renewing for that "Saturday Plus Plan" and being stuck with all those tickets to useless games that nobody wants, I using a fourth of that money to see exciting and hard played baseball.

So do yourself a favor and trade in "Cow-Bell Man" for "King Ralph", come to Brooklyn and see Baseball Like It Ought To Be !!!"

Thanks Paul. Citi Field was pretty vacant yesterday and it won't be getting better this year or next. The Mets are facing a season-ticket debacle in 2011 if they don't do something smart (which wouldn't be like them).

[August 26, 2010 7:38 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ross Jones said

Thanks for the hospitality last night. I did stick around for awhile. The Mets Hall of Fame is very impressive.

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