Is Javy Vasquez’s recent trend too much of a good thing? I suppose Girardi must think so the way he yanked him after seven efficient innings in favor of …guh… Chan Ho (outta the) Park. The only run scored against Vasquez was on a ball that looked like it was going to beat David Wright to the plate in the 1st inning. Not sure why Frankie Cervelli felt the need to field Swisher’s throw six feet in front of home plate, but his futile dive back to the plate need never have happened. Sure, he’s fast for a catcher, but he’s not faster than a thrown baseball. I suppose if Posada was catching, he may have run into the clubhouse while the throw was still airborn, fearing a home plate collision.
I somewhat enjoy the Met broadcast team of Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez, but…A) Darling kept pronouncing Vasquez as “vas-KWEZ”. That’s not right, is it? You don’t say “KWA-sedilla” instead of quesadilla. Even Hernandez was adding a W. Darling’s a Yale grad and Hernandez is Mexican, so I guess I bow to them on this? B) Moments after giving Cervelli the business for his real or perceived histrionics, they applauded Jose Reyes’ spastic rain-dance after he doubled in the 8th inning. Doesn’t bother me much, but his routine was much more reminiscent of Celine Dion hitting a crescendo in one of her many spectacular Vegas showstoppers than anything Cervelli ever does.