Game 54: Win

Mets 3 Giants 2

Thank goodness for Tom Glavine. And Paul LoDuca. And Lastings Milledge.

Glavine threw another gem, and once again bitten by the Mets batters’ incomprehensible inability to score runs for their aces. It seems as if the Met know they have to hit when a schlub like Jeremi Gonzalez or Jose Lima is on the mound, so they blast seven or eight runs, but don’t have to worry about scoring runs when Glavine or Pedro are on the mound. This penchant for getting eaten up by the likes of Josh Johnson, Jamey Wright, and any recently-called-up AA soft-tosser is getting a little silly. If not for David Wright’s being unconscious for the last two weeks, and the sudden propensity to win extra-inning games, the Mets would likely be sitting in second place right now.

As it turned out, the Mets won thanks to Paul LoDuca coming through with a leadoff single, getting chased to third on a double by Delgado, then allowing Lastings Milledge to pinch run and score on a shallow sac fly by the frequently clutch Chris Woodward.

It’s my own fault … I hoped for a fun and exciting season, and the Mets are delivering. However, I wish that just once in a while, the Mets could trounce someone … a 10-run blowout where the game is over by the fifth inning might be nice at least once in a while.

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. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.