Mets 9 Nationals 5
Figures the game I miss is the one they win.
Mets Game Notes
Not sure when I’ll be able to watch this game tonight and write the recap, so please contribute your observations about it in the comments.
One note to share … while peeking at the linescore every half hour, I saw the Mets were up 9-1 at one point, and there was just a hint of concern in my head upon seeing that advantage: “is it possible they could blow this one, too?” Quickly the thought was jettisoned from my brain. Then I saw the score 9-5 in the ninth and that fear crept into my head again. I can’t even imagine the reaction from the media, Terry Collins, and fans if the Mets blew an eight-run lead and lost this one.
OK, one more note: it took four Mets relievers to execute five outs?
Next Mets Game
The Mets take a day off on Thursday before returning to Flushing to host the Dodgers for a three-game set. Game one on Friday begins at 7:10 p.m. Scheduled starters are Johan Santana and Aaron Harang.
About the Author
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.