Monday, September 17, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Nationals 12 Mets 4

This game started off well as the Mets got 3 runs in the first as they took advantage of an error by the Nationals, and then Beltran slugged a 2 run homer. Shawn Green extended the lead to 4-0 with a homer in the top of the 4th.

But then the old Brian Lawrence resurfaced. Lawrence was pressed into duty because El Duque has a bunion on his right foot (the dangers of being 80 yeards old) and because Pelfrey is pitching Wednesday to give Glavine and Pedro an extra day of rest. Why didn't Philip Humber get the start? I have no idea.

In the bottom of the 4th the Mets wished they had started anyone else other than Lawrence. He allowed 6 straight batters to reach base before he was pulled for Sele who got 2 outs on 2 pitches to get the Mets out of the inning still tied.

Sele allowed another run in the 5th, but at 5-4 to the deficit wasn't so bad. But Then Scott Schoeneweis came in. He got the last batter of the 5th but he walked the first batter in the 6th. An error by Wright put two men on with nobody out. The Nationals tried to sacrifice but Schoeneweis threw the ball into right field bringing home two runs and putting a runner on third. After an out and a walk the Nationals tried to sacrifice again. Jorge Sosa who was in the game this time looked at second, then decided to come home instead. He would have had the runner dead at home, but his hesitation cost him. Then a walk and two outs made the score 9-4.

Two physical errors and one mental error. And later in the game the Mets would make two more errors, one by Castro, one by Reyes, for a total of 10 errors in 2 games.

In the 7th Willie Collazo gave up a double, then Joe Smith came in and gave up a single and a homer to make the score 12-4.

The bullpen sucked once again, absolutely killing the Mets for about the 20th game in a row.

Reyes's expression says it all

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