Friday, October 20, 2006

Unhappy Recap: Cardinals 3 Mets 1

A devastating loss for the Mets. They just couldn't get the big hit. 0-3 with the bases loaded including the game ender by Beltran and the strike out by Valentin.

I don't blame Willie Randolph for anything he did in this series. I would have left Heilman in for another inning also. Wagner wasn't anymore likely than Heilman to blow the game. We just couldn't get that prick Yadier Molina out.

I also don't disagree with batting Floyd in the 9th inning. I would not have bunted because then you reduce your chances to get a hit from 3 to 2. If it were a 1 run lead, that's different, but the guy on first needed to score also. Floyd was just overmatched.

The Mets really lost the game in the 7th inning when after Rolen's error they couldn't get home Delgado from third with only one out. Valentin struck out and Chavez flew out.

Oliver Perez was great. I think he pitched even better than Maine did in Game 6, he just happened to get hurt by a safety squeeze which was preceded by a bloop hit.

One of the most upsetting things about this game was the fact that Endy Chavez' catch won't be remembered the way it should be. When you include the situation, that was one of the best catches of all-time. And he turned it into a double play. I was absolutely astounded by that. And that was when I really thought the Mets were going to win. Still looking for good action photos of the catch.


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