Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Unhappy Recap: Giants 10 Mets 2

I think the key thing we can take from this game is not to overreact. Every team has stinkers like this and it's really no better to lose 3-2 than 10-2.

Winning streaks are nice but the key for the Mets is to win series, winning a long stretch of 3 game series is better than a short 5 or 6 game winning streak.

And I'm not sure the Mets can use the whole flying cross-country thing as an excuse. Did Oliver Perez fly out early? If not, he should have.

The Dodgers did the same trip, and they won 8-2.

And the Mets got off to a hot start in the first inning, loading the bases before Tatis struck out. Now Tatis has been so good we can't blame him here. But this game was a little scary because the Mets reverted back to their old ways of stranding a lot of base runners.

Also scary was a Mets pitcher going only 1/3 of an inning. I don't think I need to remind you the last time that happened.

The previous shortest stint of Perez's career was 1 2/3 innings.

The last time the Giants knocked out a starter in the first inning was last year, and the pitcher was Claudio Vargas, who actually did a decent job holding down the fort.

I'm not ready to give up on Oliver Perez yet, but I'm growing increasingly frustrated with his inconsistency.

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