Two Down, One to Go
Yesterday, Cliff Floyd did his best Nick Evans impression by going deep twice in the same game. Both of his shots were monster shots and he drove in four RBIs. With those two shots, Cliff Floyd is on pace to set a Met single season record in homeruns as he is on track to knock out 44 homers. Todd Hundley set the Met single season homerun record in 1996 with 41 and Mike Piazza was the only other Met who knocked 40 homers when he did it in 1999.
The Mets sit seven games out of first place and three games off the wildcard lead. While some people think tomorrow's game is only gravy since they have clinched the series, this game means a lot. Taking the series from the Yankees at Yankee Stadium while sweeping them would be a tremendous morale boost. Sure these are not your gran pappi's Yankees, but the Mets have been kicked around by them physically and figuratively for too long. Taking the season series is big for them. Cliffy, how would you feel about the Mets first sweep of the Yankees at Yankee Stadium?
"It would be awesome," Floyd said.
Thanks. Thanks a lot for the commentary. This is the first time the Mets clinched a series at Yankee Stadium in the history if interleague play and the Mets are on the verge of taking their second season series in a row. Not only that, but they are simply playing good ball. They are playing sound baseball right now and executing as a team. The Mets are playing like the Yankees have played all these years while the Yankees are looking like the Mets for a change. Today's game against the Big Unit could be a catalyst for the previously listless Mets and it is a must win game.
- The Norfolk and Columbus game was suspended due to rain in a 3-3 tie. After going 1 for 5 with a homerun in his AAA debut last game, Hernandez went 1 for 3 in his second game before it was cut short by rain.
- The B-Mets lost to Erie 13-7. Aarom Baldiris went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs while Chase Lambin continues to show power as he knocked his twelfth homer in a 2 for 4 night.
- St. Lucie beat Dayton 8-7. Corey Ragsdale was the star of the night going 3 for 5 with two runs scored and five RBIs. Lastings Milledge knocked his fourth homerun of the year and went 2 for 5 with one run scored, a double, and two RBIs. Brett Harper knocked in the other run and went 4 for 5 with four singles. Shawn Bowman had a forgettable night and went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts.
- Hagerstown beat Lexington 9-4 to take the first half title. Gaby was not his best and got touched up for four earned runs in one innings, but notched the victory anyway. In five innings, he gave up six hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck out six. His record is 6-1 and his ERA is 2.61. On the offensive end, Carlos Gomez went 2 for 5 with one run scored while Grant Psomas went 2 for 2 with two runs scored, one homer, and three RBIs. Grant has fifteen homers and forty RBIs on the season.
- Brooklyn beat Aberdeen 4-2. Jonathan Malo went deep for his first homer on the year and Drew Butera got his first pro hit and it was a homerun. Butera also knocked in three RBIs.
- The Kingsport Mets lost to Bristol 4-2.