July 5, 2004

Subway Series 2004 - Game 6; Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!

POST #    1138

The popular way to celebrate July 4th might be to go to a barbecue, which I did Saturday at Mike's new place, but an even better way to celebrate is to watch a baseball game. The Mets played the Yankees again on Sunday to wrap up the Subway Series for the weekend. Unlike Saturday's game, there wasn't an offensive explosion by the two teams, but it was still a very close game.

The Mets beat the Yankees again, sweeping the series at Shea Stadium, winning the season series, and giving George Steinbrenner a nice birthday gift. It was the first time that the Mets won the season series or swept the Yankees since interleague play began eight years ago. Last year, the Yankees swept the series. I wonder what's going through Steinbrenner's mind right now. "Let's see, we have a payroll that's two times bigger than theirs and we lost?!? Quick, go get me another starting pitcher, some bullpen help, and some more bats!"

The game was won in the 8th inning when Ty Wiggington hit his second home run of the game, giving the Mets a one run lead that would prove to be the difference. Braden Looper came in to close the game out in the 9th inning, giving up one hit during his save. As the game got closer to ending, Mets fans chanted "Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!" and Yankee fans could do nothing. Sure the Subway Series means little to the players and the games have lost some of their allure, but a sweep of the Yankees is still a monumental feat. Hopefully for the Mets, this will propel them to bigger and better things.

They are now two games over .500, a mark that isn't that impressive, but something they have reached for the first time this season. The Mets play a series against the Phillies with their two best pitchers. After a series like this, the players must be thinking good things.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 11:42 AM



bah! it was like watching bush win the election. shame, shame.

Posted by: corie at July 5, 2004 11:47 AM

Saw a guy riding his bike last night. He was waving a broom and the bike had a Mets pennant attached.

Posted by: joe s at July 5, 2004 3:37 PM

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