Friday, September 29, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 7 Braves 4

A good start from El Duque even though it was only 5 innings. The Mets are really going to need him to step up his game in the playoffs as he now becomes the ace in the absence of Pedro. He will get the ball in Game 1 of the NLDS.

The second most important person on the team in the playoffs is Jose Reyes. He got the Mets going in the first by drawing a walk (his 52nd, nearly double last year's total) leading to a 3-run innings. Big first innings have been the Mets bread and butter and they need to keep that trend going in the postseason especially considering the pitching disadvantage.
Reyes also scored a run in the 4th after stealing his 64th base of the season, 2 shy of a Mets record. But for some stupid reason he ran into the catcher at home plate. He was ok though.

Carlos Beltran tied a record with his 41st home run of the season. I actually hope he doesn't hit another, I'd like to see Todd Hundley stay on the books.


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