28.8.05

A Day Without Heroics

Admit it, you were getting spoiled for awhile there, weren't you?

Five straight road games, five straight wins was a nice run but having scored only two runs in their first two games of this series, the streak was bound to come to an end as the Mets fell one hero short of a victory.

Last night with the Giants' Jason Schmidt pitching just well enough to outduel Tom Glavine, the Mets were beaten 2-1 when they only managed four hits and did nothing with the six walks Giant pitchers surrendered.

Ironically, it was former Mets closer Armandogeddon, earning his 250th career save, who got the final out after Victor Diaz doubled with two out in the 9th and Jose Offerman walked to put the go-ahead run on base before Chris Woodward's fly ball to centerfield feel short of a dramatic homer.


Wright In A Less Heroic Moment After Striking Out In 9th Against Armandogeddon

Back in the 7th, you could feel momentum swing once and for all in the game when the Mets failed to capitalise on a visibly-tiring Schmidt who, after walking the bases loaded, was able to induce Jose Reyes to bloop weakly to second base and end the biggest Mets threat of the game. Reyes had previously tripled in the third inning and had scored the lone Mets run.

Tom Glavine earned a loss despite allowing four hits and two runs.

*****

Fortunately for the Mets, the Phillies lost 2-0 to the Diamondbacks so no ground was lost in the wildcard race. The Houston Astros lost 8-3 to the Dodgers, and the Nats were shut out by the Cardinals.

The Marlins and Braves both won which means the Mets are five games out of the NL East race again but still only one and a half games behind the Phillies in the NL Wildcard.

*****

Next up, Kris Benson, who was rested after last Sunday's horrific outing against the Nats, has started seven games against the Giants in his career and is 1-5 with a 4.57 ERA. He will face Noan Lowry, 4-0 with a 0.58 ERA and 27 strikeouts in August. Looking like another low scoring game for the Mets. How will we feel returning to Shea after back-to-back losses?

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