Thursday, April 7, 2011

Game #6: Phillies 11, Mets 0

So much went wrong was so bad that all pictures from the game were confiscated by the authorities as obscene material.

Okay, that didn't happen. But you could make the case for it.

Roy Halladay pitched like the Cy Young winner he is, thoroughly and completely dominating the Mets for 7 innings to give the Phillies the win and the series, 11-0.

The Bad Stuff:
Can I make it easier and say all of it? No? Fine, here's some specifics:
I think we all expected Halladay to do well, but Jon Niese's pitiful performance for the on the Met mound came as a shock. 6 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings. He got rocked so hard by Placido Polanco and the Philly offense he could have been at a Mötley Crüe concert. It was like watching last night's Pelfrey disaster, only with better lighting.
Of course, the difference between last night and today was that today the Mets' bats bared eerie resemblance to my dad's socks: full of holes. The offense couldn't get anything off of Halladay. They had a chance in the 3rd, but both David Wright and Ike Davis couldn't convert with the bases loaded, and after a total of 19 men left on base, the Amazin's had to settle for a big old Easter egg.

The Good Stuff:
Uhhh...I guess the weather in Philadelphia was pretty good today?

Final Analysis:
With Pelfrey ineffective and Niese coming off this nonsense, the Mets are still in search of an ace. Perhaps R.A. Dickey can step it up tomorrow against Washington. As for today, this is one to put behind us. Maybe keep it as extra motivation the next time we face Roy Halladay, but otherwise it's best to just get the heck out of Dodge and move on. Terry's got to get his boys ready to impress for his Citi Field debut.

In the mean time, we need to remember that things could be worse. We could be 0-6, like Boston. And at least we're all big enough to be governor of New Jersey:

Even worse, we could actually be the governor of New Jersey.
You're welcome.


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