Sunday, September 18, 2005

Mets Win Meaningless Series

I guess I should be happy that the Mets FINALLY pulled together a series win. It's been a couple of weeks, and frankly, it's been tough coming back here and writing about the Mets' woes. I've been doing this now for most of the season (mid-May), and I'm not quite sure how the great Mets' blogs do it. But I've committed myself to plugging away, and even though the Mets are now done, I plan on doing some things in the offseason (continuing the Tom Seaver series and maybe a few more historical things along with tracking the Mets in the winter) so be sure to check back now and then.

Back to this weekend. The Mets got some great pitching in their two wins and this was the first case of that. Pedro was, well, Pedro. A six hit complete game shutout and he struck out ten. He improves to 15-7 and should get more Cy Young consideration then he'll probably get, even though it's hard to argue with Roger Clemens. In his seven losses, he's had 1-3, 1-2, 2-3, and 3-4 games. He also has a 2-3 no decision, and he also had the game where the Mets gave up an 8-0 lead. On a "good" hitting team, he's a 20 game winner. Heck, with the Cardinals offense, he's more then that.

Yesterday we ran into Tim Hudson. In all, the Mets were held to seven hits, but three of those were homeruns. Steve Trachsel was less then stellar and the pen didn't too much better.

This afternoon, Tom Glavine threw the gem against his old team. Six hits, and the only ding against him was a solo homer by Marcus Giles. The Mets scored all four of their runs in the fourth, and the rally was capped off by Cliff Floyd's 32nd homer of the season, a new career high for him. Jose Reyes stole two bases and he's now up to 54.

Florida is on deck this weekend, so we can still make our mark on the playoff picture by being the spoiler. We did tie the Brewers this weekend in the Wild Card standings, so I guess that's some consolation.

Hang in there Mets's fans.


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