Game 114: Loss

Nationals 2 Mets 1

OK so we lost … probably Billy Traber’s bottled-up anger for the Mets sending him to Cleveland all those years ago. I’d be pretty ticked off, too, if I were him.

The good news is that Tom Glavine pitched another good game. Actually, he pitched a borderline excellent game. The only thing that didn’t make it a magnificent game, was the fact he threw over 120 pitches in six innings. Too much. I’m glad he’s finally making adjustments and getting back in the groove. However I’d like to see him be a little more efficient. Otherwise he’ll be gone from games before the seventh. No good for a number two — not in the playoffs. We’ll need the ‘pen to pitch innings when numbers three and four pitch.

Notes

Paul LoDuca hit his first home run since little league. OK, maybe it was May.

Darren Oliver and Roberto Hernandez each pitched perfect innings to close out the game. Both pitchers struck out two and allowed no baserunners.

Rumor has it that the Mets were / are inquiring about Shawn Green. I say get his ass here ASAP. Carlos Delgado’s best friend and a fine, professional hitter who can play the OF and 1B can come to Flushing anytime. He didn’t quite turn out to be the savior in LA nor Arizona but he’ll be a perfect #7 hitter this year, and a great guy to platoon with Lastings next year.

John Maine vs. some guy named Bergmann tomorrow.

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