With a Wild Card Game to win, the Mets will have Noah Syndergaard on the mound and besides having a smoking fastball, Noah is a smoking hot guy! 6’5″ with piercing blue eyes and those golden locks. It’s no wonder that they call him Thor. Noah can also hit the ball, having had several home runs and hits as a Met. Nominated to the All Star Game this year, Noah unfortunately had to miss the game due to an injury.
Here’s hoping Thor can bring his hammer down on the Giants this Wednesday!
Wow, dare I believe? The Mets swept the Nationals and are now in a tie for first place. As much as I thought this was possible, having it be a reality is . . . Well, I’m a Mets fan. We are diehard optimists up until that very last day of the season. I even think that this year we’ll see some playoff action and who knows what else. Dare I dream of a World Series spot? You bet I will!
Part of the reason for that is a stable of talented young arms, including Jacob deGrom who pitched an amazing inning at the All Star Game, throwing only 10 pitches to retire the side. Wow. An All-Star record by they way. Not to mention that he was the National League Rookie of the Year last year!
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Last year the Mets found themselves with a dilemma: three players with little d’s in their name. Travis d’Arnaud. Matt den Dekker (now with the Nationals). Jacob de Grom. Since there were no lower case letters in baseball, the Mets had to use updside down Ps. LOL. This year they added the lower case d.
Today’s cutie, Jacob is a pitcher for the Mets. He got off to a rocky start, but has bounced back with some solid outings. He’s currently 7-4 with yesterday’s win over the Diamondbacks. Jacob is a lean mean 6’4″ phenom who won the NL Rookie of the Year last year.
By slgckgc (Jacob deGrom) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
It’s that time of year when a girl’s fancy turns to . . .
Baseball! So today’s Guilty Pleasure Monday is one of my favorite baseball players, Philadelphia Phillie Cliff Lee. I had so been hoping that the Mets would be able to acquire him, but with their financial issues, Cliff went to the Phillies. Don’t even think the Mets were even in the running to get him, although they sure could use some strong starting pitchers.
How about you? Do you have any other baseball favorites you’d like to share? Like David Wright? Or Jason Werth? How about Mr. Utley?
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