Monday, June 19, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 9 Orioles 4

It's just been one of those things this season that when Tom Glavine gives up a few runs, they still find a way to get him enough support to win the game. That's the reason why Glavine is 10-2 and Pedro is 6-3. Glavine pitched pretty well, allowing a run in the second, but he got into trouble in the 6th. Four hits led to two runs. Willie did the right thing by letting him come back for the 7th with a 2 run lead, but when he gave up a hit Willie yanked him.
Feliciano came in and immediately gave up a hit to score a run but then Bradford had his back, stranding his 23rd out of 24 inherited runners.
Sanchez and Heilman closed it out. Good to see Heilman get a 1-2-3 inning.

A very exciting day on offense for the Mets.
Trailing 1-0 in the 5th with two outs, Reyes singled. Then Orioles rookie starter Adam Loewen lost it a little bit, hitting Marrero and Beltran. That loaded the bases for David Wright who blasted a grand slam, the third of his career.

Castro added an insurance run with a homer in the 6th. After Sanchez, he remains my favorite player on the team. He also threw out a runner, something Lo Duca has struggled to do.

Eli Marrero had eventful day in his first start as a Met. He reached base his first three times up, on an infield single, a walk and a hit batsman. But his biggest contribution came in the field. In the top of the 7th (when Bradford came on for Feliciano) with a runner on second, Melvin Mora hit a liner to right, Marrero leaped and snared it, preserving the one run lead.

The bottom of the 7th is one of the strangest innings I've ever seen.
Here's what transpired:
Reyes hit a rocket off Mora's leg. He required medical attention but stayed in the game.
Marrero sacrificed.
Beltran hit an easy grounder to third, but an injured Mora threw it away.
Wright hits a looper into left, it lands just in front of Ed Rogers, then the ball bounces up goes into his shirt sleeve and rolls up his back. He has to reach behind him and grab the ball out through the collar. Damndest thing I've ever seen.
Julio Franco then hits a single to left, Beltran scores and Rogers' throw home is ridiculously over thrown and it bounces around, so Wright tries to score from first. He is thrown out, but awarded home on obstruction. Miguel Tejada was standing on third base and got in Wright's way on his way home.
Then Franco scored on a hit by Castro to make the score 9-4.
You can watch the inning by clicking here, selecting a video choice and then select the Mets score 4 in the 7th.

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart was at the game. Chris Kotter kept asking him the inane questions he always gets about whether young people get their serious news from him. Stewart kept deflecting the questions, and Kotter kept rephrasing them and reasking them. Stewart wanted to talk about the Mets, he's a real fan and has been so for 40 years. His only funny line was "good to see Ron Darling kept his girlish figure all these years."


Anonymous Eli Marrero said...

This was my second start jackass. First one at home.

Monday, June 19, 2006 8:03:00 PM  

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