Yes, I know its early and guys are not up to speed yet(I guess spring training is to check out the local hotties) but if we can take anything away from the last few years its this, games in April haunt you later on. John Niese gave up 5 ER’s over 6 innings and only 5k’s. That is not going to get it done…there’s no way around it. If 2008 taught us anything, overuse of the bullpen comes to bite you when you need them the most. Having said that, the bullpen tonight did their job tonight, holding the line for the offense to make a comeback.
The offense would try to make some noise in the 8th. Down two runs(5-3 rockies) David Wright leads off with a single to center field. Carlos Beltran would follow suit, also singling to center which allowed David to go 1st to 3rd. Ike Davis hit a sharp line ticket to left field but intercepted by Tulo’s glove for the first out. Angel Pagan would come through with the sac fly to bring the Mets down one. Willie Harris would strike out swinging to end the inning and the last credible threat against Colorado pitching. The Mets have lost 6 of their last 7. They have only won 1 game at home…way to bring the fans back to the stadium guys.
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