Mets Lose a Tough One
The Mets lost a tough one yesterday by getting beat in the 13th inning 11-9 after getting to Billy Wagner in the ninth. Yesterday's game took 5 hours 15 minutes, and the total of 18 pitchers used matched a major league record. Trachsel gave up three runs in six innings while the bullpen went seven more innings giving up a combined 8 runs. Looper was responsible for four of them in 1 and 2/3 innings. The highlights were Jeff Keppinger going 3 for 6 with a walk, David wright going 4 for 7 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Victor Diaz going 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. The young guys accounted for eight of the fifteen hits. Victor Diaz's glove in right field certainly did impress. He looks like he can hold his own out there.
"There will be a lot more [hits]," Diaz said.
Uh, oh. Another brash young player. Better ship him out of town too. The Mets do not need anyone with confidence on the field. They may actually win some games.
Wagner getting ejected in the ninth after brushing Floyd yesterday was absolutely classic. After the Mets scored two in their half of the ninth to tie it, I thought the Mets had the game, shows how much I know.
Floyd questioned Wagner's control, not his motives. "Before me, he threw about four pitches up and away to right handed hitters" Floyd said. "The ones he threw me were the same."
I'll be in attendance for Sunday's game to see if the Mets can avoid the sweep. I hope I can manage to stay awake, wish me luck
Giles, who is 33 years old, is costing them $8,500,000 and is giving the Padres a .282/.464/.840 with 19 homers. The park factors have to be taken into account for Giles and Bay, but I'd still take Perez and Bay over Giles.