Thursday, July 28, 2005

Mets Salvage Series With Final Game Win Over Rockies

I hate these kind of series. The Mets were rolling and they went to Colorado, home of the worst team in the National League. And they lost not just one game, but two games and the series.

Monday, Tom Glavine was tagged for five runs (four earned) and eight hits through six innings as he slipped below .500 (7-8) on the season. The Mets only gave him three runs on six hits though. Jose Reyes had two hits and Mike Cameron and Mike Piazza doubled, but that was the extent of their offense at the Coors Field launching pad.

Tuesday's game was almost as bad because the Mets staged a late comeback, only to fall short. The Rockies jumped on Kaz Ishii for four runs in the first three innings as the Mets fell behind 4-1. The Mets creeped back into the game with David Wright homer in the seventh and a Jose Reyes RBI double to cut the lead to a single run. Unfortunately the Mets couldn't get Reyes home, so the comeback fell short.

The Mets finally got some offense yesterday from two unlikely sources. Marlon Anderson hit his second and third homers of the season and Ramon Castro hit his third homer and drove in three runs. The Mets big inning came in the fifth when they put six runs on the board. They doubled three times that inning.

Fortunately, nobody else in the division did much in their opening series of the week. The Mets actually passed the Phillies to move into third place and they now trail the Braves by five games. They have a 1-0 lead tonight in their series opener against the Astros, so hopefully that will turn into a win. The Mets are also only three games back of the Nationals for the wildcard.


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