Thursday, February 2, 2012


(Left: The freshly-bearded and flat-brimmed Joey Votto - left - says he's never felt more comfortable at the plate and in the clubhouse, while Matt Holliday - above - says he senses something very big this year for New York's "other" team)

GAME ONE: Luebke v Bumgardner
Jason Bourgeois (3x5 with two doubles and two RBI) led an impressive team effort that featured a hit from every Met in the lineup. The surging Mets scattered 14 hits and scored seven runs in the game. Joey Votto and Chase Utley each added two hits and a RBI. Lefty Corey Luebke earned the win in a solid five innings. For Keith, Daniel Murphy had two hits and scored the lone run.
W – Luebke, L – Bumgardner, SV – Cordero

GAME TWO: Zimmerman v Garza

Red hot Matt Holliday launched a solo home run in the top of the seventh that proved to be the only run of the contest. The story for 7+innings was Mets starter Jordan Zimmerman tossing a PERFECT GAME. Zimmerman yielded just one hit (a Daniel Murphy triple), no walks and no runs in the win.
“Only Ewoldt would pull a guy after walking no one and giving up one hit,” said
Zimmerman while playfully head-locking the manager and fellow WIAC-grad. "Everyday at the park just seems to be nothing but sunshine, wide-smiles and lolly-pops, honestly."
J.J.Putz pitched gangster-style earning a two inning save. Joey Votto had another
multi-hit game as did Ruben Tejada.
W – Zimmerman, L – Garza, SV – Putz

GAME THREE: Mosely v Lohse
Ruben Tejada hit a game tying triple just two batters before "The Hawk" Mark Kotsay scored him on a game-winning single in the eighth. Justin Upton hit two homers and drove in four for Keith’s team, a team that led at two different points in the game. Chase Utley and Matt Holliday each hit home runs, while Nyjer Morgan went 3x4 for the Mets. Drew Storen pitched a nearly perfect two innings in relief, earning the win.
W – Storen, L – Josh Johnson

***Fun with stats***
  • Through this winning streak my team is hitting .328 and has a team ERA of 2.91.
  • Pablo Sandoval and Matt Holliday still have their hitting streaks going, both at nine games.
  • Of most surprise, my team has had only three errors on defense over this span.

1 comment:

  1. Wowza. 9 in a row. More unbelievable that that though, is the time you spent doing some crap photoshop work.

    That 0.328 team BA is going to come down though, and come down hard, per the law of averages.

    Your 9 game hit streaks are nice, but you'll need to continue them at least 7 more games to break the record (my own Ray Durham card holds that record at 15 games from the 2009 NL season).


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