Saturday, July 21, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Dodgers 8 Mets 6

The Mets offense stayed hot which is encouraging, but it was a rough start for Jorge Sosa, the second time in three games a Mets pitcher blew a big lead...this time the Mets couldn't come back.

They got on the board with RBI from their best clutch hitters and guys who should definitely be in the lineup more often, Castro and Milledge.

Wright added a 2-run homer to make it a 4-0 lead.

Then Sosa ran into trouble. In the fourth inning he gave up 6 hits to 7 batters, including a 3-run homer by Matt Kemp.

That was too much to come back from. But the Mets might have had a chance were it not for one bad play in the 6th inning. I am looking forward to more playing time for Ruben Gotay but I am a little concerned about his defense. With the bases loaded and one out Joe Smith got the ground ball he needed, but Gotay threw the relay way past Delgado allowing two runs to score, instead of getting out of the inning.

Beltran did add a homer to give the Mets 6 runs, but who knows if that would have happened had the score still been 6-4.

A tough loss because they had a big lead, but the emergence of the offense has to be encouraging.

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