Sunday, August 12, 2007

A long season's becoming shorter

Going, going, ...

I'm not talking about a well hit ball. I'm referring to the Mets season.

Once again Tom Glavine pitched well. Once again Guillermo Mota didn't. Nor did Aaron Heilman. Those two gave up five runs in the Mets 7-5 loss.

In six and a third innings, Glavine held the Marlins to two runs.

In two-thirds of an inning, Mota allowed the Marlins three runs. His ERA's now 5.40; yet he remains on the roster while Joe Smith was sent down to Triple-A when his ERA reached 3.03.

The next inning, Aaron Heilman, whom I believe still would rather be a starter, let two runs score in an inning's work.

Mota got a blown save, Heilman the loss.

The Mets failed to score in both the eighth and the ninth. All they could manage was a single in the eighth and a walk in the ninth.

Carlos Beltran, whom the Mets are paying $13,571,429 this season, pinch-hit in the ninth with a man on base. He repeated what he did in the ninth the game before. He struck out.

Beltran's batting only .263 this season; however, he's not the most overpaid Met. Delgado's earning $14,500,000, and he's batting .249.

The Mets left 13 men on base. Amazingly, the Marlins left 25 runners on base despite getting only 11 hits and four walks.

In Triple-A last night, Smith pitched the ninth inning. He allowed a walk and a single and struck out two. No batters crossed the plate.

Luckily for the Mets, the Phillies lost. Unluckily, the Braves won. It's now only a matter of days before one of those two teams, if not both, passes the Mets in the standings.

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