Thanks to the largesse of my wonderful client Ron Swoboda, one of the great Amazing Mets of 1969, Ginny and I went to last night’s Met game against the Colorado Rockies. The Mets lost, 2-0, although young Steven Matz pitched a strong six innings, giving up just one run, and perhaps turning a corner in his development.
Thanks to my pal David Jensen, I got to attend the Yanks-Mets game at Citi Field last Sunday night. What a lot of fun we had! The night was perfect, the seats were great, and the crowd was congenial. What we ended up seeing was in game in two parts: sic innings of a tight pitchers’ duel between Matt Harvey and C.C. Sabathia, which Harvey won 1-0, and a three inning blowout in which the Yanks slaughtered the Mets’ bullpen. Well, I went home happy, even if my host did not. But both teams, I think, are going to the playoffs.
Top: Dave and me, a pair of graybeards. Center left: The Mets’ ace Harvey, warming up in the outfield. With his pitch count limited, Harvey pitched five innings on one-hit ball, and struck out seven; Center right: Yanks’ rightfielder Carlos Beltran, the steady star who knocked in two runs. Third tier: Unconquered and unbowed through his struggles this season, the veteran Sabathia strikes Met slugger Yoenis Cespedis as the Yanks’ rookie first baseman and budding star Greg Bird looks on. Bottom: Yanks’ second sacker Dustin Ackley crosses the plate after hitting a three-run homer in the sixth inning.