It was a dark and stormy night. And the Mets played baseball. This dark and stormy night came one night after the Mets didn't play baseball on a dark and not stormy night. But while the Mets didn't see fit to play baseball on a dry night, they saw fit to send Daniel Murphy out to play on a bed of chocolate ice cream. And with the solid white home uniforms, Murphy looked like a marshmallow.
It wasn't a "rocky road" (see what I did there) to the Mets' first shutout of the season, as Jon Niese went seven strong innings, and Justin Turner kept up his timely run production with a two run double to give the Mets much needed insurance runs, and knocked Tom Gorzellany out of the game.
"I hung a slider down the middle. If you can't hit that, you don’t deserve to be here." -Tom Gorzellany
Brad Emaus would have looked at that pitch for called strike three ... and he's not here, is he? Well played, Tom.
(Just kidding ... Gorzellany has never heard of Brad Emaus.)
Well, Thursday is a 1:10 start. As of this writing, Pete Flynn has 11 hours to turn a bowl of melted Haagen Dazs into a major league ball field. It's like Dinner Impossible, but the groundscrew doesn't get to eat.