How Sweet It Is: How K-Rod Made Phils’ Loss Bearable

June 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

I think the picture above says enough about Mets closer Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez.  To call him over dramatic is an understatement.  To treat every completed save like it’s game 7 of the World Series, that’s just ludicrous.

While the Kyle Kendrick experiment version 2.0 blew up in the 13th inning last night against the Boston Red Sox, a cheer rose from the crowd at Citizens Bank Park.  The outfield scoreboard showed a familiar sight; a blown Met lead in the ninth inning.  Sweet, but as the details came in, it became even sweeter.

Watching K-Rod point to the sky after closing out the first game of the recent Phillies-Mets series, the despise I had for his antics grew exponentially. 

It was a welcome sight to see how the latest in the long line of New York Mets collapses unfolded.  With two outs, two men on base, and a 7-6 lead, the Mets stole defeat from the jaws of victory with Luis Castillo’s dropped pop fly, allowing the Yankees to score two runs in a walk-off victory.

However, the icing on this cake was the aforementioned K-Rod pointing to the sky and yelling “Yeah!” as Alex Rodriguez popped up to Castillo.  Oh, how sweet it is.

Being presumptive and bold can get you a beat down from the sports gods.  Consider this K-Rod’s. 

I know its only June, but the Mets are providing September-quality entertainment.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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