Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/24/12
I went to my first game of 2012 last Friday (4/20). Dinner at McFadden’s with my wife & my cousin & his wife beforehand, meeting up with my friend Greg Prince during and a surprisingly – and dispiritingly – quick exit after. It was a great night and a very good game, despite the final outcome. But for one bad inning, Jonathon Neise was stellar. The Mets got some unexpected power and clutch fielding from Jason Bay and Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and had an exciting game-tying rally in the ninth. Unfortunately, the Giants put on an exciting rally of their own in the tenth and came away with a 4-3 win. That’s baseball, right? Next day, a game which featured stout pitching – from Mike Pelfrey, of all people! — turned into a sloth in the bottom of the eighth. Baserunning accidents, leather hiccups and clipped heels were the order of the last inning-and-a-half on Saturday. The Mets won. That’s baseball, right? The 2012 Mets seem to be more “baseball” than most teams. These guys...
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