Last night may have been one of the more boring games of the 2009 campaign. Unless you were a Giants fan.
From Livan Hernandez hemorrhaging hits to a lineup that was beyond putrid, the game was an all-around disaster. My record at Citi Field fell from the perfect 3-0, to a less cool 3-1 because of last night’s mess of a game.
Do you want to know, in one very simple explanation, why last night was one of the worst games all year? Because when Andy Green, the 32-year-old who was called up to replace David Wright on the roster, came to the plate in the 9th inning down nine runs with the stadium almost completely empty, he garnered the loudest cheer of the night.Cheers of “AN-DY GREEN!” reverberated throughout the stadium and the crowd went wild when he worked out a walk.
Of course, he was snuffed out on the very next play as Cory Sullivan grounded into an inning-ending double play, but it was fun while it lasted.
Again, a terrible game on a beautiful night. I now own a .750 winning percentage at Citi Field, which I will take over my sub-.500 winning percentage from Shea Stadium any day of the week.
Check out MetsGrrl.com for a much more awesome photo of the savior we call “Andy Green.”