Game 118: Loss

Phillies 11 Jose Reyes 4

Ugh, again.

I wish Jay Horwitz would have mentioned that this would be the week that the Mets’ starting pitchers would be replaced by the winners of the “Pros vs. Joes” show. I would have made plans to be out of the country.

The least they could have done was put the Joes’ real names on the back, instead of letting them wear the jerseys of their favorite players. I really thought it was Pedro and El Duque when they took their warmup pitches before the games.

What a bummer for Jose Reyes … how happy can you be about a three-homer, four-RBI game when your team loses by seven runs?

Oh, by the way … if Reyes isn’t playing, it’s another 4-hit shutout.

Wednesday’s matchup will have Joe vs. Jon Lieber. I presume Joe will be wearing a Tom Glavine jersey.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.