Game 33 1/2: Loss

Phillies 2 Mets 0

One of the worst rules in MLB is calling a game “official” after five innings. In fact, this particular game was actually called after 4 1/2 innings, as the Phillies were winning and did not need to bat in the bottom of the fifth. Preposterous that half of a game counts as an “official game”.

Of course, I wouldn’t think it were as preposterous had the Mets been winning … hee hee … but seriously, when you think about it, it really doesn’t make much sense.

There really isn’t a whole lot to say about this soaked-out half-game … it was wet, they played four innings, and next thing you know the Phillies have a win.

Looking forward to a weekend of the Brewers, and the Mets’ magical mystery pitching staff ….

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.