Blog Blotter 4.24.2015…..Subway Series Kicks Off!

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  • I spent the day yesterday at Citi Field watching the Mets complete a 10 game home stand sweep and run their winning streak to 11.  They currently have the best record in this early baseball season and they are winning with pitching.  Now they get to ride the bus over to the Bronx and play the Yanks this weekend at the Stadium.  The Yankees just finished a 6-1 road trip where they swept the Rays in Tampa and took 3 of 4 from the Tigers in Detroit.  The Yankees are also doing it with pitching and they have the best 1-2 punch in the league with Betounces and Miller closing games out in the bullpen.  Not since the days of Rivera and Wetteland have they been so strong in the bullpen.  They can literally turn games into 7 innings with these guys.  I have to admit, and I have said this before, even as a life long Yankee fan, I like Citi Field much for than Yankee Stadium from a fans perspective.  It was down right cold yesterday with a game time temp of 48 degrees and 20 mph winds.   I lasted at my seats for 1 inning and then made my way to the Promenade Club to watch the game through the glass windows while watching the Yanks on my phone.  If you haven’t been to Citi Field I would definitely recommend going, if you are a real baseball fan you will enjoy it.  Now as far as the series goes this weekend, I love the fact that the Mets roll in with their 11 game winning streak.  What a better time for the Yanks to show them who still owns New York City.  Yanks take 2 out of 3.
  • Tough game for the Islanders last night.  They looked like they just lost all control of themselves and played dumb hockey and extremely sloppy.  The 5-1 drubbing that the Caps gave them last night has them 1 game away from elimination and they need to regroup and play 1 game at a time and get the Game 6 victory on home ice and then see what happens in a Game 7 back in D.C.  As a Rangers fan, I want the Islanders to win this series so we can get the Rangers/Islanders match up in Round 2.  It would be great for the sport of hockey and even better for the City and bars everywhere in New York if these 2 teams square off in the Playoffs.
  • Rangers are on home ice tonight in Game 5 and can send crybaby Sidney Crosby and the Penguins home for the Playoffs with a win.  The Rangers have been awful on the power play in this series and have looked out of sync on offense in general, but are still up 3-1 and are 1 win from advancing and you know they will explode at some point and there is no better time then tonight at the Garden.  Look for the Rangers big as they advance to Round 2.

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