Mets Game 104: Giants

I’m not staying up beyond 2 a.m. for this game, again. The getting up at 6 a.m. for the paying job part of life makes these Left Coast swings impossible to fully cover.

That said, please feel free to post your comments on this ballgame. LGM.


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  1. JoeBourgeois August 1, 2012 at 2:51 am
    Harvey pitched well — seemed to have gotten squeezed a little bit, and (maybe therefore) didn’t get ahead of batters consistently, couldn’t get them chase quite as much as the DBacks did.
  2. Micalpalyn August 1, 2012 at 5:28 am
    Johan, and Gee out. Harvey looks like our ace, with RA his wingman.

    Niese has no stamina. It seems that he crests at the same point every year.

  3. AC Wayne August 1, 2012 at 8:14 am
    it seems as if the Mets defense falters at inopportune times and I have to say that it’s right up there with their shaky BP, last night’s lineup w/Turner at third and no DWright, VSpin leading off (keep Tejada in the top spot! stop shuffling around your lineup!), this is why I’m still not sold on Collins (plus not sure of inning, VSpin on first no outs, Mets down 2-1, have Tejada bunt him over, instead, let’s him hit, DP)

    why does Collins choose last night’s game to give Wright a day off, the Mets were gaining some momentum with the two wins, plus you have Harvey out there who’s still green, I would think it would be beneficial to have your marquee guy in Wright out there, plenty of time to rest in the off-season

    just another loss for Mets that could have been averted