Friday, May 16, 2008

Unhappy Recap: Nationals 1 Mets 0

Who says a 1-0 game can't be exciting?

This was an encouraging and disconcerting game all at the same time.

Mike Pelfrey was freaking awesome and I was really hopeful that he would pitch the first no-hitter in Mets history. I was actually praying to score a run just in case he kept it going. Wouldn't it be just like the Mets to pitch a no-hitter for 9 innings and lose it in extra innings because they couldn't score.



The big thing that happened in this game is that the Nationals executed and the Mets didn't. Any number of plays could have turned this game, and the Nationals made the ones that did.

First they executed perfectly in the 8th. Double, sac bunt, sac fly. So easy it makes you wonder why the Mets can't do it.

And then there was that incredible catch by Willie Harris.



I don't mind the play by Jose Reyes in theory, it was heads up and he was hustling. But Guzman took off way before he did so he had no real chance of being safe, unless the throw was bad. Once he saw Guzman take off he should have known he couldn't beat him to the bag.

I don't have a problem with Beltran either. I loved that he stole a base, and almost tied the game because of it. And normally I hate the contact play but in that case it was almost a necessity.

The fact is Delgado sucks. He can never get a big hit, and he couldn't even get the big out. All he needed was a fly ball, which he is great at, but he couldn't even do that.



And then Delgado apparently beat it out of the clubhouse without answering any questions provoking Billy Wagner to flip out.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous jleary said...

i have no problem with the reyes play either. it took a good play by guzman and boone to get him

Friday, May 16, 2008 3:29:00 PM  
Anonymous bobby v said...

let's hope Santana shuts down the Yanks, and maybe we can get Willie to stop whining for a day. Maybe he should try managing in Japan

Saturday, May 17, 2008 9:48:00 AM  

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