Sunday, May 22, 2005

Mets Lose Without Carlos Beltran in the Lineup

It's tough losing when Pedro takes the mound. He pitched very well (seven innings, one run, four hits) but the pen let this one slide away in the eighth. Despite the bumped and swollen elbow, Derek Jeter was used as a pinch runner.

Cliff Floyd hit his twelth homer of the season and the Mets scattered eight hits against Carl Pavano and the Yankees bullpen. Both Carlos Beltran and Kaz Matsui were out of the lineup with injuries and are listed as day to day.

The Marlins beat the Devil Rays, so the loss puts the Mets three games back. Unfortunately the Nationals won today, and that pushed the Mets into fourth place.


At 10:51 AM, Blogger The Yankee Despiser said...

I was at the game, and I couldn't understand why Willie did not put in Looper in the eighth after the Yankees got first and second. It's a must-win game, so put your best guy in there. Also, once they pulled off the double steal, an intentional walk would have been the better move. Bottom line: The Mets will have a hard time winning when the other teams exploit Piazza's arm.


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