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  1. jdeutsch55 September 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    A very disappointing and ugly loss today. Scoring 4 in the 8th and then losing in the 9th is pretty unacceptable. It doesn’t appear that Parnell has what it takes to be a closer. Just have a bad feeling whenever he enters the game. While Parnell got the first two outs on the comebacker and the strikeout, how come the Mets didn’t load the bases after the Cubs got second and third to set up the force play at home with no outs or the double play with one out. Seems to me to be the better play than leaving first base open and playing the infield in. While that worked out I didn’t like the odds.