Found June 23, 2012 on Subway Squawkers:
Squawker Lisa, what happened to your jinx when we went to Friday night's Subway Series game? Did you "misremember" it, to use a word associated with last night's losing pitcher?And after your criticism of Ike Davis for hoping the Mets could just get a victory, Ike had as much to do with anyone as to why the Mets got the win, with his three-run homer.As much as I enjoyed last night's game, I did not enjoy the ninth inning. Frank Francisco is at best a serviceable closer who has no business shooting off his mouth. When he put two Yankees on in the ninth with the heart of the order coming up, I was dreading the game headline "FRANCISCO LAYS AN EGG."Instead, everything went the Mets' way for a change. Davis' ball barely made it over the wall, Jon Niese gave up two homers but still got the win and Francisco got out of  the jam he got himself in.Lisa, you like to say that when the Mets win, I do the Snoopy Dance. But last night, it was the chicken d...

Mets Closer Frank Francisco Calls Yankees "Chickens"

From Mike Puma:At least somebody isn’t afraid to talk trash about a cross-town rival. “I can’t wait to face those chickens,” Mets closer Frank Francisco told The Post when asked about playing the Yankees in this weekend’s Subway Series at Citi Field. “I want to strike out the side against them. I’ve done it before.” Before Francisco could elaborate on his ...

Francisco calls Yankees 'chickens'

At least somebody isn't afraid to talk trash about a cross-town rival. "I can't wait to face those chickens," Mets closer Frank Francisco said when asked about playing the Yankees in this weekend's Subway Series at Citi Field. "I want to strike out the side against them. I've done it before." Before Francisco could elaborate on his "chickens...

Frank Francisco Calls the Yankees Chickens

Yanks= Chickens and Whiners? What the Cluck?

Swisher misses fly ball, sends it over wall for HR

Your browser does not support iframes. Ike Davis hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first of the Mets-Yankees series opener on Friday, but he did it thanks to some help from Nick Swisher. The Yankees right fielder was tracking Davis’ fly ball down the line and seemed to have his jump perfectly timed. Unfortunately, he missed on his catch and seemed to send the ball...

Mets put Francisco on disabled list

New York Mets closer Frank Francisco was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because of a strained left oblique. Francisco sustained the injury while pitching in the ninth inning on Friday. Mets manager Terry Collins said Bobby Parnell will be the team's closer in Francisco's absence. Francisco, who is 1-3 with a 4.97 ERA, is 18 for 21 in save situations this season.

Yanks aren't about to play chicken with Francisco

Derek Jeter looked at the front page of a tabloid, the one that had a composite photo of his smiling face atop a chicken's body and the headline ''Cluck You!'' He just shook his head. ''What happened?'' Jeter asked. What happened was that Mets closer Frank Francisco told the New York Post this week, ''I can't wait to face those chickens...

New York Mets continue to get it done with two-outs

The New York Mets entered Friday night’s Subway Series opener having scored a Major League best 150 two-out runs.  And in the first inning of their 6-4 series opening victory, the Mets upped that total to 155 courtesy of Justin Turner and Ike Davis. With the bases full of Mets, Lucas Duda failed to drive in a run hitting a shallow pop fly into center field recording the innings...

Francisco closes out Mets' win over Yankees

NEW YORK -- Despite a shaky ninth, Frank Francisco's chickens didn't come home to roost. After ruffling some feathers with his pre-game comments calling the New York Yankees "chickens," the Mets' closer earned his 18th save of the season to finish off the Mets' first Subway Series win in four games this season. Francisco -- who had bragged to the New...

Mets 6, Yankees 4

Ike Davis received a bit of help from the New York Yankees on his three-run homer and Frank Francisco closed out the Mets' 6-4 victory Friday night after calling their crosstown rivals ''chickens.'' Justin Turner had a two-run single and the Mets scored five runs in the first inning with two outs. Andy Pettitte looked flat after waiting out a rainstorm that set...

'Little Jerry Seinfeld' Chicken Given New Home by Mets Players

Shortly after Frank Francisco made waves in the baseball community for calling the New York Yankees "chickens," reliever Tim Byrdak sent a clubhouse attendant into Chinatown to buy one for the Mets to have as a joke. Now "Little Jerry Seinfeld," as Byrdak christened the unofficial mascot, has a new home at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y., according to ESPN...
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