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First place!

#1 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:34 am

You've gotta enjoy these moments when the opportunity presents itself. My beloved New York Mets extended their major league record for the best Opening Day record with today's victory, and in so doing took undisputed possession of first place in the National League Eastern Division. Let's go Mets! --Bob
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#2 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:09 am

These threads of yours don't tend to age well.
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#3 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:21 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
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These threads of yours don't tend to age well.
It aged just fine in 2015. --Bob
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#4 Post by BackInTex » Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:57 am

And my Astros have sole possession of first place in the AL West.

In similar news we purchased MLB TV for the Astros last summer when we moved in with my daughter in Denver so we could continue to watch the Astros.

Since we are in Weatherford now, I was considering getting it for the season but looked into it and Weatherford is in the Astros/Rangers blackout area. Then I saw where they auto renewed me anyway. The auto renew was at the menu rate and only for the Astros. They were having a "deal" where I could have purchased the all teams for the same price, so I cancelled that renewal. But still didn't sign up.

Yesterday I decided to go ahead and get the package. If games are blacked out I will just sign into a VPN on my computer then cast the game to the TV. So I go to purchase and everything was now full price. So I Googled MLB TV Discounts and saw where they offer discounts to military and former military. I had to go to a special link, upload my discharge documents for verification (it took only about 1 minute) and I got $49 off my All Teams annual subscription. Sweet!

Having One Drive and all my important documents scanned in has been great. I was able to do all that sitting at the airport waiting for my flight.
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#5 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:08 pm

Two straight late-inning blown leads, and this sojourn atop the National League East is over for the time being. --Bob
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#6 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:38 pm

Heck, I'll play. The Rockies are tied with the Padres for first in the NL West. :mrgreen:
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#7 Post by Appa23 » Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:18 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:21 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:09 am
These threads of yours don't tend to age well.
It aged just fine in 2015. --Bob
Isnt that the year that your Mets were humiliated by the Royals in the Series?

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#8 Post by Bob78164 » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:07 pm

Looks like we get another ride on the yo-yo. The Mets have reclaimed undisputed possession of first place with today's shutout. --Bob
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#9 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:24 pm

By outlasting their opponents in a slugfest (something the Mets' lineup was utterly incapable of last year), the Mets have extended their division lead to a season-high game and a half.

In other news, a baseball crime was committed today. Clayton Kershaw threw 7 perfect innings in 80 pitches. Then Dave Roberts pulled him from the game. I'm guessing Kershaw said all the right things in post-game interviews, and I get pulling a young pitcher in a similar situation, as Roberts did a few years back. But it's Clayton Kershaw and it was only 80 pitches. I wish he'd gotten the opportunity to finish what he started. --Bob
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#10 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:43 pm

The idle Mets saw their lead in the National League East expand today to a season-high two full games. --Bob
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#11 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:27 pm

The lead extends again, now to a season-high two and a half games. --Bob
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#13 Post by Estonut » Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:57 am

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#14 Post by Estonut » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:09 am

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#15 Post by Bob78164 » Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:23 pm

With a sweep of today's doubleheader, the Mets have extended their lead in the National League East to a season-high three and a half games. --Bob
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#16 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:30 pm

The Mets have become the first team in MLB this year to win 10 games, and have now extended their lead in the National League East to a season-high 4 games. --Bob
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#17 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:06 pm

Down to their final strike, the Mets refuse to lose, putting up a 5-spot with two outs in the ninth inning (including a go-ahead 2-run infield single followed by a first-pitch 2-run homer) to win tonight's game and extend their lead in the National League East to a season-high four and a half games. --Bob
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#18 Post by Bob78164 » Thu May 05, 2022 11:25 pm

Tonight, an even more historic win. Down by 6 runs going into the ninth inning, the Mets put up a seven-spot to hand the lead to Edwin Diaz. Diaz closed with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, so Miami's loss extends the Mets' lead in the National League East to a season-high five and a half games.

Despite leading the division for more than 100 days last season, at no time did the Mets finish play* 10 games over .500. Tonight, they've reached that mark for the second time this season. --Bob

*The completion of a suspended game retroactively put them 10 games over .500 at one point, since suspended games are credited to the starting day, no matter when they finish.
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#19 Post by jarnon » Fri May 06, 2022 7:25 am

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Tonight, an even more historic win. Down by 6 runs going into the ninth inning, the Mets put up a seven-spot to hand the lead to Edwin Diaz. Diaz closed with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, so Miami's loss extends the Mets' lead to a season-high five and a half games.
I went to bed confident that the Phillies had won and was shocked this morning!

A week ago, the Mets got a no-no against the Phils. With last night's loss, the Phillies have dropped 5 to the Mets and won only 2.

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#20 Post by Bob78164 » Fri May 06, 2022 11:48 pm

Miami's loss to the Padres tonight extends the Mets' lead in the National League East to a season-high six full games. --Bob
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#21 Post by Bob78164 » Tue May 10, 2022 11:16 pm

Last year, despite spending months in first place, the Mets never exceeded 10 games above .500. Today, they achieved a mark 11 games above .500, and in the process extended their lead in the National League East to a season-high 7 games. --Bob
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#22 Post by Bob78164 » Fri May 20, 2022 8:55 pm

Although they were idled today by snow, the Mets nevertheless saw their lead expand to a season-high seven and a half games. --Bob
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#23 Post by Bob78164 » Sun May 22, 2022 3:46 pm

Another day, another series win. This one, capped by a shutout at Coors Field, extends the Mets’ lead in the National League East to a season-high eight full games. —Bob
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#24 Post by Bob78164 » Sun May 29, 2022 12:46 am

The Mets of May bear little resemblance, so far, to teams of years past that have caused me to tear my hair out. Today's win extends New York's lead in the National League East to a season-high eight and a half games. --Bob
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#25 Post by Bob78164 » Mon May 30, 2022 10:59 pm

With the help of their first four-game winning streak of the season, the Mets have extended their lead in the National League East to a season-high nine and a half games. --Bob
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