Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Four Aces? Maybe Not.
Roy Oswalt has not been himself. How do I know that? He's on my goddamned fantasy team, that's how. He left last night's game after 3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs. He's been pitching well, but not up to his usual stuff. On top of that, Cliff Lee got laced up by the Arizona Diamondbacks (most irrelevant team in Major League Baseball? Maybe not.) the day before, giving up 2 home runs and 5 hits. Not so great looking now are they? Roy Halladay is still Roy Halladay, almost unstoppable, barely understandable as a pitcher, the guy is out of hand. Cole Hamels is also pitching well, and Joe Blanton is, well, Joe Blanton. The biggest problem facing these "Four Aces"?
The Mets have now won 5 games in a row. I know I slagged off on them yesterday, and they deserve it, but it's kind of nice to see a baseball team from Queens playing decently for a change. It should be noted, however, that the Mets played the Astros, Diamondbacks, and Nationals during this little winning stretch, so there isn't too much to be proud of. The Phillies are heading into the home run eating cavern that the Mets call home, so it should be interesting to watch how that goes (we all know the Mets are going to lose right? OK, just making sure.).