Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Recap: Mets 7 Reds 5

A crucial win in a game the Mets absolutely had to have. They couldn't afford to go into a crucial series with the Phillies off a 3-game losing streak. And it looked like that's what would happen as Mike Pelfrey struggled and blew leads.

Pelfrey has been so awesome that he deserves a pass for one bad game but I was shocked and dismayed that he allowed 3 homers in this game, after allowing only 4 through the first half of the season.

Jose Reyes was great in this game reaching base 4 times and scoring 3 runs.

Also awesome was Carlos Delgado who has been on fire lately, and has even been hitting in clutch situations.

The Mets did get a huge break though when Edwin Encarnacion's throwing error brought home the winning run in the 10th.

But none of it would have mattered without Robinson Cancel whose double was the key hit to start the winning rally.

Robinson Cancel becomes the latest bench player to make a key contribution

Another home run for Ramon Castro. In his last 28 at bats (starting July 1), Castro has 10 hits, 2 homers and 8 RBI. In his last 28 at bats (starting July 6), Schneider has 4 hits 0 homers and 3 RBI. I know everyone thinks Castro will slow down, or get hurt, but he needs to play more. He can't possibly be worse than Schneider.

Great relief pitching in this one as Sanchez pitched two hitless innings and Wagner struck out the side in the 10th for the save.

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Anonymous master bates said...

Some comments:

The bandbox at Cincy has to be a factor in the pelfrey homeruns.

Castro can not play everyday. he should play more, but cannot play everyday.

Johan needs a big game Tuesday night. But he'll have to overcome the jinx of me being in the building.

Monday, July 21, 2008 9:10:00 AM  

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