After about two years of history and a bloodthirsty crowd, Shawn Estes had Roger Clemens at the plate and it was obvious what was going to happen. Estes, on his first pitch, aimed directly at Clemens and missed him with the pitch going behind Clemens back. The Umpire gave the warning and it was either ejection or not hitting Clemens, of course the latter was suggested. Unless someone does it later in the game, it looks like the Mets just blew their only opportunity to get back at "The Rocket", pretty representitive of their whole season for the most part.
Originally posted by Busyman14 Whatever...it was more important for the Mets to win the series, and they did taking 2 out of 3 from the Yankees.
That was the point Showalter made Sunday morning. The Mets went through their bullpen on Friday night and did not have a lot of guys available. They needed Estes to pitch the bulk of the game Saturday if they wanted any chance of winning the series and turning the season around.
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I think Dibs pretty much flamed himself with his anti-Estes rant. The Mets are all defending Estes. Dibble needed a ritalin bad. I mean, really...Estes pitched one heck of a game and hit a friggin home run off Clemens! Hitting Clemens on the butt would have been great, but do you think Roger's attitude is changed? He was bracing himself to get plunked--he knew he was a foot from getting bopped on the rear. The point for the Mets wasn't to hit Clemens; it was to be willing to hit him. So he missed--big deal.
For all his talk, Dibble is on pretty shaky ground as far as being a credible major league analyst. His pedigree was being the punk of the Nasty Boys in Cincinnati, and didn't even have much a career at that.
When Dibble says that its completely ridiculous that possibly 50% of major leaguers are juiced, but at the same time he makes a bunch of outrageous comments of his own...should his opinion be taken seriously? I don't know. He should have turned it down a notch.
They were thinking that their bullpen desperately needed help, and that their offense was good enough to lose a part or two in order to get it. Or maybe they thought they still had Wily Mo Pena to plug into the outfield.