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This week in Mets Land we had a couple of birthdays -- both mine and Gary Cohen!
Whereas I was dying on my couch with a 103-degree fever watching the Mets forget how to play defense and losing in extra innings for my birthday on Thursday, Gary was serenaded and blessed with a Mets win for his on Sunday. Happy birthday, Gare!
Sunday's win was a great response to the embarrassment that was Saturday night. Jose Reyes hit his first home run of the season! No one has confirmed for me, but I am convinced that I heard him happily yelling, "I did it!" as he ran back to the dugout.
Despite this home run, it was a big game for Adrian Gonzalez. He needed this one for his self-esteem (and so we don't have to see Jay Bruce at first), and he got it.
But Sunday's game did have it's own scare when Yoenis Cespedes was taken out of the game in the third inning after jamming his thumb while sliding into third. As of now, it is being reported as just a sore thumb, and let's hope it stays at that.
This week was a concerning one, in the sense that the Mets forgot to play defense more often than we would have liked to. Three errors on Wednesday, and one on Thursday. Juan Lagares missing catches that Lagares should be making, and Todd Frazier missing plays at third that he should have been making.
You don't want to hear any more, I know. Just like you don't want to be reminded about how Steven Matz struggled again. Or how Jason Vargas was not what we all hoped he would be.
Despite all of this, though, Matt Harvey took the headlines again this week -- both from making his first relief appearance of the season, and then for not talking to the media. I already shared some brief thoughts about that (as has everyone else), so I won't get into it again.
Keith Hernandez wished Gary a happy birthday on Twitter, and made sure to point out to all of us which one Gary was.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAR! NUMERO 60! THAT'S GAR LOWER RIGHT. Girard, Eddie, Dan, Johnny (L to R). They came in the booth singing Happy Birthday. Our production team. pic.twitter.com/DG6kitdMgM- keith Hernandez (@keithhernandez) April 29, 2018
I also really loved Keith's Dr. Seuss tie Saturday night (probably the only thing I loved from that game), and I loved even more when I found out its connection to his Seinfeld days.
Robert Gsellman got a new video game, but Noah Syndergaard still hasn't given him his Xbox back.
SNY debuted this gem during Wednesday's game, and now I want to see this every game from now on.
The Cardinals decided to pull a Reyes on Twitter during Wednesday's game...and it worked.
Let's see if this still works!- St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 26, 2018
We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit. We will get a hit.
Can we get #justneedthesalt trending?
We also received confirmation this week that Bruce is in fact the team dad.
Jay Bruce, team dad, on Matt Harvey: "All I want for Matt is the best. I think he can help and I think he can be an asset to our team. I just want him to feel like he's getting better and improving."- Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 25, 2018
And finally, the Mets paid homage to Major League, aka the greatest baseball movie out there. It was fantastic.