I saw a great quote by Willie Randolph about the role of spoilers in this morning’s paper and was going to use it as a quote of the day. But before I had a chance to post it I saw it on Metsblog. So instead of being completely redundant I’ll just link to the quote [...]
We should have won the game. I stunk it up. – Mets closer Braden Looper after giving away last night’s game against the Braves. In addition to whatever else we’re calling Looper these days we can add ‘Mr. Obvious’ to the arsenal.
He creates a lot of havoc. The more we can distract the pitcher, the better it is for us as hitters. – Mets left fielder Cliff Floyd on teammate Jose Reyes after the Mets shorstop stole 3 bases against the Arizona Diamondbacks last night.
When I saw that big black cloud over the stadium, it looked like it was going to dump on us – Mets pitcher Kris Benson forseeing what turned out to be a 1 hour 22 minute rain delay in Florida. The moment I see the ball in the gap I start thinking third base. – [...]
It didn’t matter who we put out there tonight. They were either going to hit them or we were going to walk them. – Marlins manager Jack McKeon on his team getting pummeled by the Mets, 12-4.
How good was Kyle Davies against the Met’s last night? Davies was better tonight that he was in Boston. He was very good in Boston but tonight he was even better. I thought he was just outstanding. – Braves manager Bobby Cox on Davies’ performance against the Mets.
Put ‘I suck’ with a big picture of my face on it. – Mets first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz on his recent slump before being demoted to the eighth slot in the batting order for last night’s game.
For this guy to have any shot at all, this is what he has to do. This gives him better chance to have more consistent release point. It makes his off-speed stuff better. – Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson on fixing Aaron Heilman‘s mechanics to return to the low three-quarters motion he used earlier in [...]
First time I hit a home run and felt guilty about it. – Mets first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz on his eigth inning, game winning home run against former teammate LaTroy Hawkins
“I can’t say enough about my bench. They’ve been doing a good job all year. That’s why I like to get them in the game. I’m always surprised every time I make a change, everyone wants to know, ‘Why?’ They’re a part of my team. These guys are ready to contribute, ready to play.” – [...]