Mets Game 70: Loss To Angels
Angels 4 Mets 3
Inning late, base hit short.
Mets Game Notes
Chris Capuano somehow scattered 11 baserunners in 6 innings to allow only 3 runs (2 earned). I don’t know whether you call that a good outing or a lucky outing, but considering the run total allowed, you could argue that he pitched well enough to win.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t good enough on this particular evening, because the Mets couldn’t push runners across the plate against Joel Pineiro — who was equally OK, not great, but a bit better than Capuano.
On the bright side, the Mets never gave up, and in fact, I thought for sure they were going to come back and tie it up in the bottom of the ninth against a shaky Jordan Walden. But the flamethrower righted himself just in time to whiff three Mets in a row, leaving us fans to fall face forward from the edges of our seats.
Walden reminds me a bit of Rob Dibble. The kid throws heat, and that slider is nasty. It really did look like he was going to completely implode, especially after Reyes stole second and was clearly affecting the kid’s concentration. Somehow, though, Walden found command of his slider and rode it through the rest of the inning.
No hits for Jose Reyes. That’s news, especially considering that it was only the 14th time this season that he was hitless.
Next Mets Game
The Mets and Angels do it again at 7:10 PM on Saturday night. Mike Pelfrey goes to the mound against Dan Haren.