Friday, July 07, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 7 Pirates 5

Nothing like a visit from the Pirates to help a struggling team get well. Even with the blowout loss on Monday the Mets have now won 3 in a row.

Trachsel has now won 6 straight starts (not just decisions) to improve to 8-4. Funny thing is, his ERA is 4.67, exactly what it was when he started the streak. Another up and down night for him. He consistently pitched out of trouble until the 5th when he gave up a couple runs. He tired in the 7th and Heilman allowed one inherited runner.

Heilman was bad once again, allowing the inherited runner to score in the 7th, and allowing a double, a triple and a run in the 8th.

Wagner got the save, he did give up a run, but it was an error on Marrero that helped it along. I've always said about closers, just win the game. I don't care if he'd given up two runs and had the bases loaded, as long as the team wins the game.

I've been really worried about Cliff Floyd this year, so it was nice to see him start the scoring off with a 2-run double. Especially because it came off a left handed pitcher.

Mets added another run with help from 2 walks, a stolen base and 2 wild pitches, but a groundout by Delgado got the run home. Wright couldn't get Lo Duca home from third with one out.

But he made up for it later in the game by hitting his 19th homer, giving him 70 RBI.

The other two runs came on a single by Reyes, which actually happened the inning before Wright's homer.


Anonymous Reissberg said...

Paul, did you see the whole game? It was 7-4.

Friday, July 07, 2006 1:03:00 PM  

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