A blog dedicated to the New York Mets with some other baseball thrown in.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

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

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  • How does that Brian Giles trade look now? When it first happened it did not look like the Pirates got enough back for Brian Giles, but now it looks like the Padres may be kicking themselves. Jason Bay, who was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 22nd Round in 2000, is a 25 year old making the minimum salary while batting .292/.577/.943 with 23 homers and 71 RBIs in only 100 games. Oliver Perez, who was signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent in 1999, is a 23 year old making the minimum salary while pitching to a 10-8 record, .202 BAA, 1.11 WHIP, 3.01 ERA, an an astounding 212 K's in 170 innings. That is good for a ridiculous 11.18 K/9.

    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.

  • When I look at Art Howe, I cannot help but hear the phrase Dead Man Walking in my head.

  • Zeile to catch soon? Maybe so.