I can't think of a better way to honor Bob Murphy than with a resounding Met win complete with tons of offense and good starting pitching.
Al Leiter went 7 innings only walking one batter which has been a big problem for him despite his record of 8-3 and his 2.12 ERA. Al stopped the bleeding tonight in Milwaukee pitching brilliantly into the 7th inning.
Who would have thought that Mike Cameron would be the homerun leader on the team with 22 homeruns. Hit hit his 22nd homer tonight and had a single as well.
Even the slumping Mike Piazza had a hit in tonight's game. Jose Reyes was burning up the base paths tonight and got the first Met rally started by doubling and stealing third. Even Joe "McUseless" who was in for Kaz Matsui tonight at short stop had a couple of hits and an RBI
You would think that after all of the losing that went on the past 2 weeks that with a win like tonight Art Howe would have shown an iota of emotion. As I watched him congratulate the team after the game he didn't even crack a smile. I thought perhaps he was sad over the death of Bob Murphy today but he hasn't been with the Mets organization that long to be that affected by it. This man is about as inspiring as a deer tick.
So the Mets gained 1/2 a game on Atlanta tonight and are 8.5 games out of first.
I would just like to take a moment and thank those of you who have written to me about my husband Dan being so ill in the hospital. You're good wishes and prayers are greatly appreciated and Dan & I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. He is doing much better and was moved from ICU to a regular room in the hospital last night. I hope to have him home with me and our two dogs by the weekend-and that is the Happy Recap on this end.
I wrote a piece earlier about the great Bob Murphy I hope you will all take a moment to read it. Murph will surely be missed by the broacast media, the sports world and all Met fans alike. Rest in peace Murph.........and thanks for all of the great Mets Memories you have broadcasted over the years.