Evan Pritchard (c) 2011 for Amazine
Mets Leave Winning Run On Deck in Suspenseful Loss to Dodgers
Pink bats for mother’s day didn’t help the Mets too much today as they lost to the former Brooklyn Trolley Car Dodgers (formerly the Superba’s) 4 to 2. They had a number of chances to tie the game in the last three innings, but failed to get enough key timely hits to put the right numbers of runs across to make up for one or two pitching mistakes. Call it a lost opportunity to create tentative possible opportunities to get back in the game. On a positive note, alot of the mothers of the Dodger players were alittle happier today watching their sons beat the xxxxx out of the Mets’ mothers’ sons on a bright sunny day.
The Mets dropped to 4th worst in the National League at 15 and 19 (.441) If they had won the game, they would have ended the day at 16 and 18, (.471) 7th worst and tied with the Nationals. The Dodgers, by losing, would have wound up 15 and 20 at .428.
Here are the Race for the Worst in the NL standings as they really are right now.
1. Houston ……….13 21 .382
2. San Diego…….13 20 .394
3. Milwaukee……14 20 .412
4. New York Mets 15 19 .441
Here is the Race for the Worst in the NL standings as they would be if the Mets had won:
1. Houston…… 13 21 .382
2. San Diego….13 20 .394
3. Milwaukee…..14 20 .412
4. Los Angeles..15 20 .428
5. Chicago……15 18 .455
6. Arizona ….. 15 17 .469
7. Washington…16 18 .471
8. New York Mets..16 18 .471
As you can see, if the Mets won today (Sunday) they would be tied for 7th worst with the Nationals, and that means they would no longer have been dead last in the NL East, but would have climbed to a tie for last place.
REYES’ MOTHER PROUD OF HIM FOR LEADING ALL HITTERS IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE WHO HAVE AT LEAST 135 AT BATS
National League Batting Champion Race
100+ AT BATS
1. M Holliday 104 AB .394
2. L. Berkman 103 AB .388
3. K. Ethier 132 AB .371
4. Polanca 126 AB .365
5. J. Votto 116 AB .345
6. B. Wallace 109 AB .339
7. M. Kemp 133 .338
8. J. Reyes 148 .331
As you see, if the minimum qualifying number of at bats is 100, a reasonable number, Reyes is number eight in the race for the NL batting championship.
125+ AT BATS
1. Ethier 132 AB .371
2. Polanca 126 AB .365
3. Kemp 133 AB .338
4. Reyes 148 AB .331
If we raise the bar to a minimum of 125 at bats, Reyes places fourth in the NL batting crown race.
However, if we cleverly raise the minimum to 135 at bats, we see Reyes take the batting crown unchallenged, which has something to do with the fact that he has the most at bats.
135+ AT BATS
1. Reyes 148 AB .331
REYES MOTHER PROUD OF HIM FOR RETAKING LEAD IN NL TRIPLES RACE
With a triple today, Reyes has now retaken the lead in the triples race for major league baseball with 5. His 143 at bats is number two in the major leagues, and leads the NL. His 47 hits are number one in MLB. His 21 runs scored is #28 in the NL and his 11 doubles is #11 in the major leagues, but #4 in the NL.
Reyes’ has 12 stolen bases for the number two position in the MLB. Burne has 13 stolen bases. If Reyes had stolen one more base he’d be tied for first in the MLB and his mother would be proud of him for taking the lead; as it is, she must compete with Burne’s mother in the pride category at number two.
MRS. BELTRAN PROUD AS LITTLE CARLOS TAKES LEAD IN NL DOUBLES RACE
Beltran leads the NL with 12 doubles which is number 4 in the MLB. Beltran has 5 home runs which is #19 in the NL, but if he had one more he’d be #13. Beltran has 18 RBIs which is good for #21 in the league.
RON DAVIS’ WIFE RELATIVELY PROUD OF THEIR SON FOR BEING IN THE TOP TEN
Ike Davis has 7 home runs which is sixth best in the NL; but if he had hit one more he’d be in 4th place in the home run derby. He has 23 RBI’s which is good for 7th place in the NL, but if he had batted in one more he’d now be #5 in the NL in that category. His runs scored is 20 (#32) and his hits number 36 (#30). Ike’s famous father Ron is probably taciturn and tight lipped about his son’s 20 runs scored and 36 hits, though these are healthy numbers. Tough love from dad may help push those numbers up by Father’s Day. Meanwhile, I’m sure his mom is very happy with his 7 homers, what with all he has to struggle through on the field with the bright lights, the mosquitos, the allergies, and the bumps and bruises.