Sunday, June 26, 2005

Going for the Sweep

Anytime you can go on the road and sweep a three game series, it's definitely a good thing. When you go into Yankee Stadium to play the Yankees and you walk away with a sweep, it's even better. Right now, it's the bottom of the fourth, and the Mets are up 1-0. Ramon Castro scored on a Jose Reyes groundout.

On Friday, Pedro did his thing and of course the Mets won. Eight innings, six hits and two runs. Brandon Looper gave up a two run shot to Tino Martinez in the ninth to make things interesting, but at that point, the game was basically over (as long as Danny Graves didn't enter the ball game).

On Saturday, the Mets made the Yankees pay for putting in a rookie starter. Sean Henn gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings and ended up getting a ticket back to the Columbus Clippers for his troubles. Cliff Floyd hit two homers and he drove in four runs. Seven different Mets had multi-hit games.

Tonight, it's Kris Benson vs. Randy Johnson. Johnson's already yielded a run, so hopefully the Mets can hang on and we can get the brooms out.

With the Nationals losing, if the Mets win, they'll shave their deficit to six games. They'll still be in last, but they have a huge week coming up. They have a three game series against the Phillies (who they currently trail by a game) and then a three game series against the Marlins. All six games are at Shea. If they really want to make a move, they'll have to win at least four out of six.


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