Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Let's Just Forget This One Ever Happened

There was no late inning magic at Citi Field tonight. The Mets couldn't come up with their third comeback win in a row, losing to the Padres, 9-5.

  • R.A. Dickey went six innings, giving up five runs on six hits, while striking out one and walking one. Dickey struggled early, but eventually went on to retire 11 in a row before he left in the sixth inning.
  • This team was just an overall mess tonight. The big base running snafu of the night was with Ruben Tejada tagging from third base, attempting to score on a shallow fly ball to left field. Tejada did not slide into home plate and was called out. Call it inexperience. Call it a mistake made by a young player. I call it a dumb play. This is not a mistake you make because you are young. You learn to slide on these plays in Little League.
  • Then there was the ninth inning. What a disaster. Bobby Parnell came into pitch the ninth, and went on to allow three runs to score. On a ground ball to first base, Parnell missed the bag. He was then unable to pick-off Jesus Guzman at third base. That would come back to bite him, because few batters later, Guzman stole home.
  • There were some highlights. Josh Thole was 4-5 at the plate with two runs scored.
  • In the fifth inning, David Wright tied Ed Kranepool for the franchise record of 2,047 total bases.
  • Angel Pagan left the game in the fourth inning with lower back spasms.

Next Up: The Mets close out their series with the Padres Thursday afternoon. Jon Niese will take the mound for New York. Game time is 12:10 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. At the start of every game one of the main questions is -- How many runs will relievers give up tonight?!?

    Inconsistency, inconsistency, inconsistency.

    Starting pitching, too. Will they toss a decent game? Or have nothing leaving the Mets needing 7 to 10 runs in order to win?

    This team is bi-polar. They look great and exciting one night and then pathetic the next.