EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Happy Monday to everyone. As I’ve mentioned previously, I love watching game highlights. If it wasn’t for the 8-12 minute game highlights, I would be struggling for something to talk about today. Fortunately, we don’t have that issue. Without further adieu, let’s get to today’s topics: NY Mets Clinging to First, Woeful J-E-T-S, Gallant Giants.
NY Mets Clinging to First
Saturday was rare day this season for the New York Baseball Mets! For only the second day this season, they woke up and were not in first place. They had lost the opener to the Miami Marlins and the Braves had won their game against Angry Ward’s Seattle Mariners. The Mets went on to win 9-3 and 11-3 Saturday and Sunday while the Braves lost their 2 games, so the Mets woke up today 1.5 games in first. The Amazins have the easier schedule down the stretch so they should be able to secure first and avoid the play-in game. The Braves won’t make it easy, though. I have talked about the Mets not looking like the folding type one week and the next start having flashbacks of classic collapses. It is the life of a true fan. I said it before and I will say it again, “The despair I can live with, its the hope that kills me!”
I don’t know what the opposite of soar is, but that is what the home opener was for the Jets. Gang Green had to rewire their offensive line due to injury and it didn’t look like the guys knew each other. The right tackle was moved to left tackle. The left guard was now right guard. The back-up left guard started and the third choice RT is now a starter. You combine that with the fact that starting QB Zach Wilson is injured, so 700-year-old Joey Flacco started over the more mobile Mike White and it went horribly. There was barely a running game despite a promising start and Flacco was sacked 5 times while throwing for 375 yards on 59 attempts. The offense struggles didn’t help the defense which played decently but was obviously couldn’t hold out. The Jets aren’t making playoffs but there are sparks there. When they get Wilson back and that offensive line gets some time together – you gotta think about week 6 or 7 -they will be able to click. I think they stand a chance of winning 6-8 games.
The Giants offensive line had its own struggles. They gave up 5 sacks but managed to do their job enough to get Saquon Barkley 2 rushing TDs. He had a huge day on the ground and Danny Jones a touchdown. They also facilitated a 2-point conversion. That was enough to get them the win as the Tits kicker missed the game winning field goal. The overall game quality was not that great. The Tennessee play-calling was shaky, too. They decided on a crucial 3rd and 1 to do a tight end sweep, while they have one of the premier running backs in the league. I don’t understand why Ryan Tannenhill is their QB – he is safe but limited. Despite all of that they were in the game late. My Giants’ fan friend asked, “Don’t the refs swallow the whistle in the last minute?” That was because the Giants got like 40 defensive penalties in the final minute on the drive by the Titans. Tennessee got into field goal range but their guy couldn’t stick the kick.
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment below. Come back tomorrow for Ben Whitney, who will educate me on why that Giants win means they are gonna win the East, allegedly.