The same can be said for our lives. Another week has come and gone.
Here's a recap of how things played out in the life of royalty.
Monday was a night off to recharge and refuel for the week at Citi Field watching the last installments of this year's interleague play.
Tuesday night the Detroit Tigers made their first visit to Citi Field.
Shortly before the game I found out Justin Verlander, the Tigers ace, was pitching against the Mets Jonathon Niese who has pitched great. So I said to myself I'm in for a good one tonight. In this case, I wish I was right. But it didn't take long to be proven wrong. Justin Verlander gave up 2 runs in the first inning. In addition, the game was moving at a snail's pace then we had a 58 minute rain delay to boot in the 3rd inning. So instead of being a good good night it become a long long night. When the game resumed the Mets bats came alive as they chased Verlander and a few relievers as they broke open the game. They lead 10-0 after the third. Jerry Manuel, the Mets manager, decided to let Niese pitch so he could have a chance to win the game by pitching 5 innings. Unfortunately Niese failed to do so even with the big lead. He left with 2 outs in the fifth inning as the Tigers got within 5 runs, 11-6. The Mets tacked on 3 more runs in the 6th. They wound up winning, 14-6!
Wednesday night R.A. Dickey pitched a gem.
He tamed the Tigers for 8 innings. K-Rod was called on to pitch the ninth inning to a chorus of boos. The crowd wanted Dickey to finish what he started like they did back in the good old days. Jerry Manuel didn't give him that opportunity. K-Rod did close it out and the Mets won again, 5-0!
It should noted during the game our friend and royalty customer Manny Morales stopped by to say hello to the King & I. It's always a pleasure to see visitors especially good people like Manny who was at Citi as part of his "Saturday Plan".
It seems odd but the Mets don't give their weekend plan holders all the games on either Saturday and/or Sunday. Instead, they throw in some mid week games. A creative marketing plan on their part to sell less attractive games as part of the total package.
Thursday night the Mets were looking for the sweep. The Tigers were throwing Armando Galarraga who was robbed of a perfect game just a few weeks ago. The Tigers took a 6-1 lead midway through this one but the Mets stormed back to pull within 2 at 6-4 after 6 innings. They managed to add another run in the seventh to get within one but they couldn't claw their way all the way back. They lost 6-5!
As the rock group Meatloaf said in one of their songs 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
Friday night the Minnesota Twins made their first visit to Citi Field as well.
The Mets behind Mike Pelfrey who picked up his 10th win of the season. The Mets won, 5-2!
Saturday was a double dip. It should be noted that my Cousin Andy met me at Citi Field and he did the doubleheader as well.
As always, he was grateful to have the privilege of our company. He always has a great time when he sees us. He left me a voice mail today thanking me for giving him the opportunity to enjoy himself even though it was just for one day.
When I heard it I was so happy.
First up the Twins played the Mets again. This time the Twins evened the series at 1. The Twins were facing their former ace, Johan Santana who was traded to the Mets because he alleged turned down the Twins for greener pastures. For the Twins, it was payback time. They didn't waste any time getting to Santana who they roughed up for 4 runs in the first inning. Thanks to Carl Pavano who was given a nice cushion before he even threw a pitch, the Twins cruised to victory. Pavano wound up shutting down the Mets on a complete game 3 hit shutout. The Twins won, 6-0!
After the game, our friend Bryan Gilligan was kind enough to drive the King and I as well as my Cousin Andy to Staten Island where we were going to see the Staten Island Yankees play. The stadium is located right by the Ferry Terminal.
After the game, we boarded the Ferry to get back to Lower Manhattan.
As for the game, the Staten Island Yankees fell behind. 5-0 to the Hudson Valley Renegades who never looked back and they went on to win, 8-1!
Sunday we were back at Citi Field to see the rubber match between the Mets & the Twins. The Mets behind Jonathon Niese who pitched 6 shutout innings. The bullpen kept the Twins off the board as the Mets took 2 out of 3 again, 6-0 was the final score.
Jeff Francoeur, David Wright & Ike Davis supplied the power. They all hit home runs. Jason Bay, added a triple in this game which was his 1,000th major league hit.
In retrospect, it was a good week.
Stay tuned for the schedule for week ahead.
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