Dodgers 7 Mets 6
In a rare role reversal, the Mets starter shat the bed and the bullpen gave the team a chance to win. It was like watching Seinfeld’s Bizarro Jerry episode.
Mets Game Notes
Johan Santana was terrible — pure and simple. Santana allowed six earned runs on seven hits and three walks in three innings. Yikes! Generally speaking, allowing over three runners per inning will result in a loss.
For once, though, the bullpen rolled up their sleeves and kept the Mets in the game, spinning six innings and allowing only one run on three hits and a walk. Now, if only the ‘pen and a starter can put together both halves of strong performance in the same game, the Mets might have something.
During the postgame, Terry Collins did not deny that Johan Santana had a “physical” issue, but also said “he’s not hurt,” and, “we’re going to talk about options.” Um … hmmm … OK? Stay tuned …
Collins also mentioned that R.A. Dickey would be available out of the bullpen for Saturday’s game. What?
Is it me or is this smelling like the beginnings of full-blown panic?
What was frustrating was that Dodgers starter Aaron Harang kept giving the Mets wonderful opportunities to get back into the game, and they squandered them. With a four-run lead, Harang was doing silly, illogical things like walking singles hitters and throwing sliders on full counts. It was as though he was trying to let the Mets back into the game, and they just couldn’t take advantage of the gesture.
Jordany Valdespin hit yet another pinch-hit homerun; I believe it is his 17th of the season. When is this guy going to play every day? #RubenGotay
Daniel Murphy had four hits, including two doubles. As mentioned in a recent post, he’s finally taking full swings once in a while.
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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.