>>>>>>>>>Lets rip open a pack.
Lets see what we got here....
Harrelson was out for two extended periods during the 73 season for a total of 48 days.
He had a fractured wrist from June 5 to July 8, and a dislocated sternum in August. When he returned August 18, the Mets were in last place, 13 games under .500, and were still in the cellar on August 28. But propelled by their pitching, the Mets went 19-8 in September to win the division at just three games over .500 (82-79). Harrelson started every game during the stretch run and batted .280 while scoring 12 times and drawing 13 walks in September.
In April Milner suffered a pulled hamstring and was out for 30 days, managing 1 round tripper in May. He smacked 6 in the month of July, so it's not reasonable to say that without the injury John might have Hammered out close to 30.
And we get Teddys card! This is a lucky pack. Martinez filled in very well for Buddy when he was down, playing 43 games at shortstop. With little to no pop and not much of a hitter, he was there for his glove. And he had a good one. He had some decent speed but you can't steal first.
George Stone. He surprised me. And we needed what he brought. George came over from Atlanta with Felix Millan. This is the thing that puts this trade over the top. Felix smacked 185 hits and Stone won 12 in 1973. I didn't even look to see how Gentry and Frisella were doing. I didn't care. They weren't Mets anymore.
Wow. What are the odds I would get these cards back to back? The Stork and the guy who got in his way. Read more about that in Focus: George Theodore.
Everything in between was a fine mess capped by a 2-5 record in July. A very foul lack of run support jinxed Jerry through the thick of it.
Then Koosman got a wiff of pennant and turned his season around. On August 19 New York was 6.5 games out and the lefty's began a streak of 31 2/3 scoreless innings, not allowing a run through September 7, a Mets' record that stood through the 2008 season. The streak included a 10-inning complete-game victory over Juan Marichal. Koosman won six of his last seven decisions and threw a total of 12 complete games.
>>>>>>>>>>WOW. Another insert card! A MFC Jerry Koosman! You guys are soooo lucky! I never got two insert cards in one pack.
Nice. This is the luckiest pack ever!
My last Agee.
Well, my last Agee as a Met.
Hey, the Mets finally won a game! And in fine form. Duda with TWO kaBOOMs! Mejia had some wicked movement.
If you want a card by card breakdown of the 2014 season visit my other kind of blog thing, The MFC Season Set.
Just something I came across Metsurfing. A home movie of Hank Aarons 695th career home run at Shea.
SABR (more to come)