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Sunday, August 08, 2004

Mets Get Swept, Then Sweep, Then Get Swept Again?

Benson looked sharp. The highlight of yesterday's game for me was in the 6th inning when he got Renteria, Pujols, and Rolen out on eight pitches total. Good stuff. I really have nothing to contribute but wanted to point out the fact that Howe is stupid. He is married to the damn lefty lefty matchups. Not only are the Mets lefties not effective, but the lefties he was brought in to get out actually have higher averages against lefties than righties. Good move right? Edmunds and Mabry are batting considerably higher against lefities and Edmunds has the lower BA against lefties between the two players at .333. Enough already. You suck Howe. If you are going to be a matchup whore, at least pay attention to the numbers behind the matchups.

It is up to Leiter to stop the bleading and prevent the Mets from from getting swept for the second time in three series.

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  • Jon Heyman pleads for the Piazza and Matsui experiments to end. I cannot disagree with him at this point.

    Some Quotes:

    "When you get yourself backed into a corner like that, you don't have any room for error," Stanton said. "It's just ridiculous that I can't go out there and do what I'm sup posed to do."

    You're telling us buddy.

    "I feel a lot more comfortable because of the minor corrections we made," Benson said. "It made a big difference."

    Benson on how he pitched after two bullpen sessions.


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