And aside from that minor detail of the Mets not being involved, it's been pretty solid so far.
The Phillies have been throttled at home by the Rockies, and it was none other than KazMat and his googly eyes doing the damage in game two. Beautiful thing.
The Yankees are down 0-2, which is fantastic, but it's obnoxious that they are blaming their game two loss on bugs. For an idea of how bad it was, just ask the person manipulating Joe Torre's corpse...
"You could see them when you looked," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. But could you taste them when you looked?
Another favorite quote from one of the many articles about the bug invasion.
" With bugs sticking to his muscular, sweaty neck, Chamberlain threw a wild pitch in the eighth that gave Cleveland the tying run. Three innings later, the Indians won it."
"I played in the Dominican Republic with [Carmona] last winter, and there were bugs 10 times that size flying around that field,'' Garko said. "Those bugs scared me to death. They were enormous.
"It just shows what kind of guy he is. It doesn't matter if it's raining, it's hot, it's cold or there are bugs. He just goes out there and pitches his heart out.''
TAKE THAT JOBA!
But enough about the bugs, this time could be much better spent blaming A-Rod, if you ask me.
Aside from his striking out 3 times and leading the Yankees in men left on base, he also had the gall to just stand by and watch as Travis Hafner's single fell into right-center field.
So, to recap, he went 0-4 with 3 K's, left 3 men on base, let Vizcaino pitch instead of getting out of the jam himself, didn't track down Hafner's dink into right center, and most importantly, he couldn't keep the bugs of Joba's "muscular, sweaty neck".
Just an awful night for A-Rod, I'm looking forward to the offseason speculation of where he'll end up. I'd be ok with him playing second and batting 5th for the Mets. I'm sure he'll go for it.
...and Manny just walked off, good stuff.
Hopefully, both the Phillies and Yankees end up with as many postseason wins as the Mets. I think the Phillies are as good as done, but the Yanks have a shot just because Paul Byrd and Jake Westbrook will be a welcomed sight after Sabathia and Carmona. Even A-Rod should be able to hit them.
Lastly, this is either a picture of Arod seeing the sweat on Joba's neck and offering to lick it off, or he's trying to figure out if everyone is talking about him while not letting him in their circle of trust....