Sunday, August 12, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Marlins 7 Mets 5

The third straight tough loss in a row, and the second game in a row that the bullpen blew.

The Mets took an early 2 run lead on a homer by David Wright. Then when the Marlins cut the lead to 1, Wright homered again to make it 3-1 in the top of the 6th.

And then the Mets blew it. Glavine who had pitched well enough through 6 innings to earn win #301, gave up a leadoff single, but when Glavine got the next batter Willie went to Gulliermo Mota. After a single by Ramirez and a strikeout, the Mets elected to intentionally walk Cabrera to face Josh Willingham. He hit a grand slam to make the score 5-3.

But the Mets stormed right back on singles by Milledge and Castro who scored on a bunt single by Reyes (and catcher's error) and a groundout by Castillo. Reyes tried to score the go-ahead run on a flyball to right by Wright but he was called out at home even though replays showed he was safe.

Reyes gets thrown out at home

With the score tied the Mets should have had new life, but Aaron Heilman drained it out of them by loading the bases on two walks and a hit batsman, then allowing the hit that drove 2 runners in.

Heilman is now 7-4. 11 decisions for a relief pitcher is a lot.

LoDuca got hurt and was played on the disabled list, he reinjured his hamstring. Did the Mets rush him back because he was complaining and he wanted to catch Glavine's 300th win?

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