Jerry Recco got his first update started with those scrappy Mets, who improved to 2-0 behind Matt Harvey’s impressive season debut, during which he accomplished his goal of ‘pounding the zone.’
The Mets beat the Padres 8-1 and after hearing Harvey audibilize his goal, Craig’s mind went straight to the gutter — which tends to happen from time to time.
The Yankees lost their second straight game to the Red Sox, which according to Joe Girardi, ‘is not unusual.’ Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave the game after taking a line drive off the finger (X-rays were negative) and a cold night in the Bronx ended with 7-4 Yankee loss.
There was one bright spot though, as new Yankees Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner went deep, which meant a couple of new home run calls from the one and only John Sterling. Jerry provided Sterling’s radio call (heard on WCBS 880-AM) for Wells’ eighth-inning round tripper.
Plus, Carmelo Anthony went for 40 more points, bringing his two-game total to a gaudy 90 and the streaking Knicks have won 10 straight, and have looked darn good doing so. Some injury concerns of course, as Kenyon Martin left the game with a sore knee, but granted himself ‘Warrior’ status and doesn’t expect to miss any time, Tyson Chandler played but is still dealing with a sore neck. The Nets beat down the Cavs, thanks in large part to a big night from ‘the good’ MarShon Brooks.
Finally, Mike Tannenbaum gets himself a new gig that prompted Craig to compare the former Jets GM to rap mogul Jay-Z…