Mets Game 116: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 5

Future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine left the game with one out in the seventh and a 3-1 lead. Unfortunately, in this day and age, Hall of Famers have no effect nor impact on whether their team wins or loses. No, the final outcome of a game is in the hands of a team’s worst pitchers — the ones not good enough to start, and not good enough to close.

I’m not going to go over the scoring nor play by play. Instead, I’m using the time saved to sell off the rest of my Mets tickets. If you’re interested in watching, in person, a team fold like wet blanket down the stretch, drop me a line.

Next Game

The Marlins go for the sweep at Shea at 1:10 PM. Rick VandenHurk is poised to pitch the game of his life against Oliver Perez. Perez will attempt to break his recent habit of averaging less than one earned run per inning.

If you’re interested in seeing the 2007 NL East Champions, watch ESPN at 8:05 PM, as they will be carrying the Braves-Phillies matchup — two teams fighting for first place. Philadelphia sends ageless wonder Jamie Moyer to the hill against one of the top young righthanders in the game, Buddy Carlyle.

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.
  1. sincekindergarten August 12, 2007 at 8:24 am
    Joe, about the only thing that was keeping me from throwing something through my TV in my bedroom was the fact that I’d wake my pregnant wife up. The “Human Gas Can,” Guillermo Mota, isn’t going to be DFA’d like I’d want him to be. (It’s the most socially–and legally–acceptable alternative.) At least his left-handed compliment (Schoeneweis) didn’t add more 93-octane to the blaze.

    However, things go in cycles . . . Remember two years ago when every team in the NL East was good, with a record at or above .500? Weeeell, . . . this year, every team in the NL East seems to have one (or more) glaring weaknesses. We’re still in first place, though I have no idea why or how.

    I’m thinking of watching Mets games while blaring “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)” by Quiet Riot in the background.

  2. Micalpalyn August 12, 2007 at 8:53 am

    I loss of patience will doom Mota. Sho is pitching better, and Sosa has been a revelation. I like Heilman in his role. please send us a reliever quickly!

    The good thing is we are betterthan the last 2 results. Also LoDuca will be on the DL and Castro and difelice will play. Yes LoDuca is a team leader but Castro brings better defense and offense. Difelice better defense.