Sunday, August 12, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Marlins 4 Mets 3

You knew Billy Wagner wasn't going to go the whole season without blowing another hoped he would, but it wasn't realistic. Even the best closers blow 4 - 5 games per year. Entering this one Wagner hadn't allowed a run in 21 innings starting June 15. The Mets do need to beat up on the Marlins but this loss was nowhere near as crucial as a loss would have been had Wagner blown it against the Braves.

It was great to see Beltran come back off the DL and hit a huge 3-run homer that should have been the game-winner. His presence in the 3 hole should do a great deal to improve the lineup, by pushing everyone else down one slot.

Brian Lawrence once again pitched well enough to win, which is about all you can ask for from your 5th starter. He seems to have the 5th spot sealed up, for now.

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