It was a dark and stormy night. And the Mets played baseball. This dark and stormy night came one night after the Mets didn’t play baseball on a dark and not stormy night. But while the Mets didn’t see fit to play baseball on a dry night, they saw fit to send Daniel Murphy out to play on a bed of chocolate ice cream. And with the solid white home uniforms, Murphy looked like a marshmallow.
It wasn’t a “rocky road” (see what I did there) to the Mets’ first shutout of the season, as Jon Niese went seven strong innings, and Justin Turner kept up his timely run production with a two run double to give the Mets much needed insurance runs, and knocked Tom Gorzellany out of the game.
“I hung a slider down the middle. If you can’t hit that, you don’t deserve to be here.” -Tom Gorzellany
Brad Emaus would have looked at that pitch for called strike three … and he’s not here, is he? Well played, Tom.
(Just kidding … Gorzellany has never heard of Brad Emaus.)
Well, Thursday is a 1:10 start. As of this writing, Pete Flynn has 11 hours to turn a bowl of melted Haagen Dazs into a major league ball field. It’s like Dinner Impossible, but the groundscrew doesn’t get to eat.