Labor Day is GifCard Day here at mfc.
Because making .gif cards is a labor of love.
Actually, it's a pain in the ass but I do love the results.
Happy Labor Day Everybody!
First up that wacky play by Carlos Torres and Daniel Murphy. Torres sticks out his foot and deflects a grounder towards Murphy. No one else on this planet, ballplayer or otherwise, makes that blind backhanded hurl to first. Because it was insane. But we know that Murphy does crazy stuff from time to time, and sometimes it pays off.
Second up on GifCard Day is Rubin Tejada's Brown tipping inside the park home run against the Phillies. A low liner to right became a four bag blast when the Phils outfielder Domonic Brown tumbled into the stands trying to snag it. Tejada drove in four runs in this game, and this 2 run job capped a 3 run second inning that gave New York a lead they would never relinquish.
And our final GifCard on this festive food filling holiday is Bartolo Colon's amazingly hysterical behind the back throw that retired Justin Bour of the Marlins to end the 6th inning in Saturday nights game. Colon pitched a masterpiece and we all had a laugh at Bour's expense.
Mr. Bour didn't make us laugh today. Quite the opposite as he CRUSHED a 2 out Tyler Clippard offering to knot the game in the 8th inning on Sunday afternoon in Miami. It was Justin Bours first major league pinch hit home run. Not funny.
We had our chance in the 9th. Travis d'Arnaud, our hottest hitter, came up with the bases loaded and one out. The pinch hitting slugger hit a wicked grounder that Miami turned into a double play to end the frame. And that's baseball, folks.
Tyler couldn't hold the Marlins in the bottom of the ninth in what may come to be known as Recker's Boner. Clippard has been basically flawless since he came over, so we really have to just take this one in stride.
We needed two of three here vs. the Fish. We didn't get it and that virtually puts our back against the wall with very little wiggle room going into this series against the Washington Nationals. Two out of three here is now a must. A sweep, either way, would speak volumes.
Hey, you didn't think this was going to be easy, did you?
LETS GO METS!
I'm not even going to comment on the Harvey/180 situation. That's Boros being Boros and the media frenzy resulting has been crazier than Daniel Murphy.
If the Mets make the post season there is no way that Harvey doesn't pitch, and there's no way he won't WANT to pitch.
I'm going to keep my head down like Matt and focus on this series with Washington, the most important series of the 2015 season, so far.