Friday, July 14, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 6 Cubs 3

A good way to start the second half.

Mets got another strong start from Steve Trachsel who improved to 9-4 with his 7 straight victory. Of course he allowed his 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning, right after the Mets took a 1-0 in the top of the inning. After that Trachsel settled down and although he pitched slowly he held the Cubs in check for the next 5 innings. Trachsel did work speedily in the bottom of the 5th with the Mets holding a 5-2 lead and a storm on the horizon, retiring the side on only 6 pitches.

The Mets did their damage in the top of the fourth. Lo Duca and Beltran singled then Delgado struck out (he was 0-4 with 3 Ks). Then Wright singled to tie the game and Floyd doubled to give the Mets the lead. The Cubs intentionally walked Nady to set up the double play. They got Woodward to hit the double play ball but Nady's hard and questionable slide, forced Ronny Cedeno to make a wild throw, allowing Wright and Floyd to score.

don't think Nady could have reached the bag, could have been called out here


Huge downpour after the 5th inning caused a 45 minute rain delay. Each pitcher came back in the game after the rain delay but only pitched one inning.

Heilman and Sanchez pitched in the 7th and 8th giving Wagner a 6-2 lead to work with. He gave up a run but wasn't in any real trouble. And it wouldn't have been a blown save anyway.

got the job done

Chris Woodward was robbed of a home run by the umpires' bad call. He was given a triple and scored the 6th run on a sac fly by Marrero.

Greg Maddux is now 34-18 in his career against the Mets.

Cliff Floyd did two things he's done surprisingly often this season, make a great catch and get hit by a pitch.

nice catch
why, why me, why me

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