brooklynmutt: A Santos Shocker! still trying to get the Gary Cohen call.
K-Rod collapses with spasms
via NY Post BOSTON — There was a wild scene outside the Mets’ clubhouse after tonight’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox when closer Frankie Rodriguez collapsed from back spasms and required medical attention. Rodriguez suffered the back spasms — the first of his career, he said — while running in pregame warmups and was unavailable to pitch the ninth inning. The Mets...
K-Rod just collapsed from the spasms outside the clubhouse and is requiring...– @NYPost_Mets
The long flyball to left field bounced off the shelf above the Green Monster and...– AP
If you’re going to lose, don’t lose with that.– Terry Francona, earlier today discussing Jonathan Papelbon’s decision to work on & use a slider. The ability to mix up his pitches had been key in keeping Papelbon perfect. Until tonight. (via winstonwolfe)
The Science of Baseball by Dennis Eckersley
nysportsfan: While watching tonight’s Mets/Red Sox game on Boston’s NESN, color commentator Dennis Eckersley (after letting an expletive fly during last night’s game) bestowed the following piece of baseball wisdom on the viewers during the seventh inning with Ramon Martinez at the plate and runners on first and third: You gotta get this guy out…you gotta punch this guy out, is what you gotta...
What to watch for in Mets/Red Sox II
winstonwolfe: Has Mike Pelfrey overcome the “yips” he had in his last start that caused him to balk 3 times? He saw a sports psychologist to help him with the issue, which may have stemmed from his preoccupation with runners on base. Key for him will be to keep Jacoby Ellsbury, 17 game hitting streak, off base. The Sox are not a fast team but will take advantage of a pitcher with problems...