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.
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.