Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chutley And The Mets...It's A Sad, Sad, Song


As if it weren't bad enough we just have to face him when we play Philly, folks, it has just come to my attention that Chase Utley, a/k/a "Chutley" has as many home runs as the entire Mets team. And the number is ten folks -- TEN. And this is, what, well into the fourth week of the season? That puts us right smack in the unenviable position of being 28th in the major leagues in team home runs. Read it and weep, guys and gals. That's a whopping average of 2.5 per week for Chutley, and 2.5 per week for the entire Mets team. Give or take a point there, but seriously, at this piss poor power showing, who the hell is counting????

And what's even sadder is that David Wright has four of the ten. That's 40%, in case you were wondering. 40% of the paltry ten home runs this team has hit thus far this year.

As if the economy and the recession and some say oncoming depression weren't enough, now we have to face the fact that the Mets have simply no power, zero, zip, zilch, nada. None.

Maybe as good a reason as any as to why the team has gotten off to a... sluggish start.

And here are the major power frauds as of today: Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran.

I've got my eyes on you, boys. And you know what that means!

9 comments:

DINGOMETS said...

Interestingly though, the Mets overall are scoring nearly as many runs per game as the Phils...

Coming into today, the Phils were averaging 4.82 runs per game... The Mets are at 4.75...

And, after scoring just 3 runs today in Milwaukee, Philly's average would drop to 4.74 runs per game, which is less than the Mets are at heading into tonight's game...

Deb said...

That is an interesting stat, ding dong, but I doubt that if the Mets continue to exhibit the lack of power they have thus far that they will continue to score so many runs per game. And especially if they don't hit with RISP, and/or if Reyes doesn't get on base and continues his off-and-on offense. They ought to call it the Onandoffense, just for him, lol.

Our starting pitching is only going to carry us so far, and if we don't get the power numbers out of the Big Guys, that's a recipe for trouble, if not semi-disaster.

DINGOMETS said...

Some interesting numbers:

As a team, we're hitting .269 with RISP, good for 4th in the NL...

Philly is hitting .240 with RISP, 12th in the NL...

Now, with RISP and 2 outs, we both suck noodles...

Only they suck harder...

We're hitting .169 with RISP and 2outs... They're hitting .153 with RISP and 2 outs...

Coop said...

OK OK I've been patient enough - where is the GBU for last night? (or should I say ugly, uglier and Joe Torre?)

Deb said...

You gotta ask ding dong that question, Coop. He's the GBU guy. Oh, ding dong... come out, come out, wherever you are! :)

Deb said...

And if he doesn't post it by early this afternoon, maybe you and I should take a stab at it.... girlie style :)!

coop said...

girlie style? our version would scare people away deb. hee hee

Deb said...

Well, ding dong said he'll try to get it up... er, I mean, get something up this afternoon, but you wanna give it a shot? I could start it off, and then he can chomp in on it....lol.

coop said...

i'll let dingbat handle it - its not fair for me to do it b/c I didn't see the whole game and all i know is i just saw ugliness!