Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Braves 8 Mets 1

You knew the Sosa train was going to derail eventually. If he could win every start he wouldn't have gone 5-12 last year. Hopefully this was only a temporary slipup. He had given up 5 runs in three starts before this then gave up 5 runs in four innings to the Braves. But he was really awful in this game. He wasn't just giving up hits, he was walking guys. Hopefully, it's just one isolated bad outing.

Carlos Delgado's slump is really starting to hurt the Mets and it's making me wonder whether it is just a slump. He has been awful all year and in the first inning the Mets had runners on first and third, and Delgado grounded into a double play. I don't think it's time to move him down in the lineup just yet, because the Mets still lead the NL in runs scored. But if another month goes by and he still sucks, he could find himself demoted.

The Mets tried to mount a comeback in the fifth inning when LoDuca and Green singled. Easley hit a groundball and the second baseman clearly dropped the throw. The umpire didn't see it and called LoDuca out. It should have been bases loaded and nobody out. Mets did get their only run of the game on the next play.

Kyle Davis is now 4-2 with a 3.22 ERA in his career against the Mets. But those numbers are inflated by two rough starts he had against the Mets late last season. This was his third great game out of 8 starts against the Mets.

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