Friday, October 06, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 4 Dodgers 1

Thanks to the left arm of Tom Glavine and some timely hitting the Mets now have a 2-0 lead on the Dodgers with Game 3 Saturday night at 7:30.

This game lacked the excitement of Game 1, but I appreciated that because I don't know how much more my heart can take.

The game got off to a great start for the second straight day with a great defensive play. In Game 1 Reyes snared Furcal's liner, this time Wright dove and got Lofton, earning a star in my scorecard (Shawn loves that.)

From there Glavine was just great. Like Randolph says he is a big game pitcher. He never really got in trouble. He was exactly what the Mets needed on that night. And he only had to pitch 6 innings because of the strength of the bullpen.

He also contributed to the offense.

Tom was Terrific

Endy Chavez who is quickly becoming a fan favorite reached on a drag bunt. Then Glavine failed to sacrifice him to second but it worked out because Kuo threw a wild pitch. Then with two strikes, Glavine took a big cut, but knocked the ball only a few feet, he was out, but Endy was safe at third, better than if Glavine had done his job more effectively.

The Mets tacked on another run in the 5th on a sacrifice fly by Lo Duca. After the Dodgers walked Beltran, Carlos Delgado had another chance with the bases loaded (he struck out in the 8th inning of Game 1) but he struck out again.

The Mets blew another big chance with the bases loaded in the 6th. Endy hit a nubber to the pitcher forcing a runner at home. Then in a lucky moment Julio Franco sprinted down the line to avoid a double play and allow another run to cross. Reyes singled after that giving the Mets all four of their runs.

Aaron Heilman gave up a meaningless solo homer to Wilson Betemit.

In the 8th inning a bus parked behind the center field wall and Kenny Lofton complained. The thousands of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" fans chanted "move that bus."

Billy Wagner came on and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning but an overexcited Reyes made two bad throws to first, pulling Delgado off the bag. But Delgado was able to apply the tag on the runner and preserve the victory.

Enter Sandman


Anonymous bobby V said...

Keep in mind, Glavine only left the game after 6 innings for the opportunity to add to the lead. Had his spot not come up with men on base, he would have stayed in the game.

Friday, October 06, 2006 10:17:00 AM  

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