Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 9/11/12

The talk before the game was that Terry Collins was going to do something new with the offense, and offense that hadn't scored more than one run in the last 97 innings at Citi Field. Says that they "researched it" and were going to try "something new". Couldn't fathom what could possibly work except handing the umpires a lineup card that had Braun, Trout, and Stanton batting 4-5-6.

The big solutions were such: Batting Ronny Cedeno second, and having batting practice take place 45 minutes before the game rather than two hours before. This is what the research came up with? A new batting practice time? Whoever Terry Collins hired to do research needs to be fired, because this new approach got the Mets one run. But thanks for trying ... we have lovely parting gifts. Maybe this can work against somebody other than Gio Gonzalez, who got his 18th win without pitching his best as the Kelly Shoppach error you see to your right cost the Mets three runs in the third. Not that it mattered anyway with the Mets stretching their binary code run streak at home to 106 games, the third team in 100 years to have a streak that long. (The Mets are nothing if not historical.)

Collins had said that he was going to see in September who was giving an honest effort and who was packing it in. I wonder if SNY is going to do the same. Their trivia question tonight was: Who was the first Met to win a gold glove. The answer:




Broadcast home of the Mets and they can't look up Baseball Reference and figure out that his name was spelled with an "ie" at the end instead of a "y"? TOMMY??? It isn't like they misspelled Braden Looper or something. This was a World Series hero for crissakes! TOMMY??? Have we really accepted a certain amount of spelling errors in our sportscasts like we've accepted a certain amount of rodent hairs in our hot dogs? The home of the Mets spells Tommie Agee's name wrong? That's like Lindsay Lohan misspelling Jagermeister. I bet you sure as **** SNY wouldn't misspell "Chipper Jones".

Must have been the same guy that came up with the new batting practice times.

Speaking of Braden Looper, they made a movie on his life:


I saw it. In 2005. The ending sucks. 

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