Friday, May 30, 2008

Unhappy Recap: Dodgers 9 Mets 5

Momentum is only as good as the next day's starting pitcher and John Maine wasn't very good, allowing 3 runs in the first inning. But the big one to me was the run he gave up in the 4th, right after the Mets came back to tie it.

Taking the 5-4 lead made it seem like the Mets would have another great comeback win, until Aaron Heilman came in.

I think Willie got a little too cute with him after a couple good appearances. But it seems he's a 5th and 6th inning pitcher, not and 8th inning pitcher. Hopefully we'll never see him in a close game again.

Aaron Heilman sucks

Pierre was definitely out which hurt but four straight hits after that...that's bad pitching. Also I think maybe a more experienced rightfielder would have caught Kemp's double, but those are the things the Mets have to overcome right now.

What is up with Luis Castillo's newfound power.

Even though the Mets did score 5 runs, once again they couldn't get the big hit with men on.

Third inning: bases loaded one out, Beltran sac fly, Tatis grounded out.
Fourth inning: bases loaded no outs, Maine fielder's choice out at home, Reyes fielder's choice out at third, Castillo walked and Wright grounded out.
Seventh inning: Bases loaded one out, Castro grounded out, Delgado walked and Evans struck out.

That's three bases loaded situations, and three runs, but they went 0 for 6 with the bases loaded and that's horrible. I love scoring runs on outs but you need to score runs on hits also.

I can see why Clayton Kershaw is such a hot prospect, he has a sick curveball, but he just didn't have his control in this game.

Clayton Kershaw has a bright future in front of him

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