Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Ramon Castro, National Hero

Mike Piazza might be on the disabled list, but his backup, Ramon Castro, has made the most of his time as the starting catcher. Down 4-3, Castro hit a huge three run shot in the bottom of the eighth to push the Mets over the Phillies. Also give some credit to the bullpen. They pitched four shutout innings after the Phillies roughed up Seo.

With the win, four teams stand in a virtual tie with 62 losses. The Mets and Astros are technically a half game back of the Marlins and Phillies, and then right behind them are the Nationals with 63 losses. A win by the Mets tonight and a loss by the Marlins will put the Mets in first place (possibly a tie with the Astros).

There was a period of time in late July when I thought the Mets were out of it. What a comeback though, and without Mike Cameron and Mike Piazza, it makes it all that much more impressive.


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