Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Unhappy Recap: Nationals 9 Mets 8

I'm running out of adjectives to describe these horrible losses. This one was probably the worst because the offense was good, the defense was good, the bullpen was even good (1 run in 3 2/3 innings) but the starting pitching was awful.

John Maine pitched so badly the team had almost no chance to win. Maine had leads of 4-0, 5-1 and 7-3 and he blew them all. He allowed single runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th but in the 5th he melted down. A single, a walk, two more singles then a 3 run homer to Ronnie Belliard and the Mets were done.

Until the 9th. It seemed like the Mets were going to make an amazing comeback with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the 9th. Green, LoDuca and Conine all singled, but with the tying run 90 feet away Ruben Gotay struck out.

The Mets are in desperate need of a victory tomorrow when Mike Pelfrey takes the mound against Matt Chico.

Jose Reyes is slumping again after a few good games. He went 0-4.

Moises Alou extended his over-40 hitting streak record to 21 games but got hurt.

Endy Chavez had 3 hits. So did Shawn Green.

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