I'm pretty excited about today's Mets game.
I've been enjoying watching Stephen Strasburg's first few starts, and obviously I love watching the Mets. Put those two things together and it's an event.
So I'm going to live-blog the event.
The possibilities are exciting here - I guess ideally I'd like to see Strasburg pitch well in a Mets win - like 1-0, Mets.
But I could easily see Strasburg recording 21 K's against the Mets.
Keep checking back after 4pm - this should be a fun afternoon.
- While you're waiting for the game, you may be interested in a New York Times graphic from today's paper detailing the physics of Stephen Strasburg's pitching
. Not too heavy on the science, pretty interesting as to where the velocity comes from.
- A couple of nuggets from this article on mets.com
: Ike Davis faced Strasburg in the Arizona Fall League. And I had no idea that the Expos/Nationals franchise has the most wins ever against the Mets.
3:30pm - And the harsh realities of living '200 Miles From The Citi' sink in. I can't believe I didn't check this ahead of time...but I assumed that with the Red Sox at 7 and the Yankees at 1, that the Mets versus Strasburg would be the FOX game in Massachusetts. But we're getting Rays-Twins. I'm embarrassed to have hyped up the live blog - sorry, there will be none. Mostly though, I'm disappointed that I'm not going to be able to see the game. Off to find another way to spend my afternoon...
4:10pm - Final word on the worst live blog ever - This is an absolute joke by FOX, showing the Tampa Bay game in the Boston area. In September when pennant races factor in, it's a different story. Today, the story is Strasburg...especially with the All Star Game "controversy" (will he play or not - I'll address that in the Sunday Paper) looming. Everyone outside of Florida, Minnesota, and Atlanta should be watching Mets-Nationals. Boo FOX.