Defense is the Name of the Game
- 6-5 Mets
It was a weird game tonight. Chris Young did really well, allowing 1 hit over 5 and a third innings. He did walk a few guys. The bullpen was not good tonight. Finally, after a long string of quality innings, Mike Adams gave up a big 3-run homer that erased our 2-1 lead. Hampson and Hensley gave up runs. The defense was amazing, for both sides. There were some key catches that, if not made, would have changed the game. There was also a bizarre play in the eighth. Padres were throwing the ball all over the place and it cost a run. On the offense side, we hit three home runs. We had 11 hits to New York’s 6!! Kouz with his 16th homer, and Adrian with his 27th. In the top of the 9th, Hundley and Hairston got on with one out. Jody Gerut comes up and hits a three-run bomb. So, now it’s only 6-5 Mets. But of course, with one out, we wouldn’t score again. So, it’s just another loss. We have 70 losses. I don’t want to depress anyone, but if Arizona wins tonight, we will be 16 games back. Since I’ve gone and depressed you, I have something to be thankful for: We aren’t Seattle. They are 27 games behind. Some comfort, right? Anyway, there’s a new game tomorrow. Cha Sueng Baek vs. Pedro Martinez. I think we need to make a trade. Go Padres!!