October 18, 2006

Mets Win, Go For The National League Title Tonight

Mr. Met Hits The Streets, originally uploaded by snowdog101.

Mr. Met can breathe easy, but Met fans all over New York have been sweating blood.

After tonight's 4-2 thriller at the big Shea, round two of the playoffs is now tied three games apiece. Whoever wins tomorrow goes to the World Series against Detroit.

ThIs series has been agonizing for the Mets faithful because the fans have no faith at all in closer Billy Wagner. He's already blown a game in this series, and in tonight's game he came in in the ninth, and promptly gave up a single to Encarnacion and then a double to Rolen. After two outs, he served up a double to Taguchi, turning a 4-0 win, into a tenuous 4-2 lead with the tie run in the on deck circle.

Even over the TV, you could hear nervous chatter in the crowd when Wagner came in. Maybe he'll snap out of it, but its tough living with this guy as the closer when the team has already lost two starting pitchers.

But...if they win tomorrow, this flawed team could find themselves in the World Series vs the Detroit Tigers.

I'll be in Washington DC tomorrow night, at a convention. Look for me and the other New Yorkers at the sports bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Lets go Mets!

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