The Mets lost by a score of 6-5, losing the Subway Series 5-1.
Early on in this one it was clear that RA Dickey did not have the good knuckler tonight, and the results made that even more obvious. Dickey would pitch out of a first and second jam with in the second frame. In the following inning he would not be as lucky, surrendering four runs on a sac-fly, and a three-run home run to Nick Swisher (there should be a sign on his face that says FIST GOES HERE).
The Mets would do their best to stay in the game, scoring a run in the third inning on a Ruben Tejada sac-fly. In the fifth, with Dickey on second base, Wright singled him in on a close play at the play, accentuated by a hard slide by Dickey.
Dickey would hold on to pitch six inning, not allowing another run until being pinch-hit for in the bottom of the sixth inning.
In the aforementioned sixth inning, the Mets strung together a bunch of grounders and walks to be able to tie the game. The runs were scored on a two run single by
Vinny Rottino Andres Torres, and an RBI single by Ruben Tejada (welcome back Rubes!). They left the bases loaded with Kirk at the plate, so maybe they do not get -every- two-out RBI.
In the eighth Terry would decide to run Batista out there for his second straight inning, and he predictably gave up a solo shot to Robinson Cano. The Yankees yet again feasted upon the Mets always-awful bullpen.
I started writing this in case of a comeback, so, um, yeah…
Here are some assorted notes.
INSERT CHICKEN JOKE HERE. Tim Byrdak got a chicken from a shelter, that is all.
If the Mets miss the playoffs by a few games, I’m going to be really angry. The fact that the Mets have to play six games every year against one of the best teams in baseball is absurd, and is a ridiculous disadvantage. Meanwhile the effing Giants get to play the Athletics…
Nice to see Ruben Tejada come back and have a nice game. Turned a nice double play, drove a run in, and had some nice at-bats as always. Forgot what it was like to have good shortstop play.
The RA Dickey play at the plate was awesome, and made this game worth watching by itself. Even though he did not pitch well, Dickey found a different way to make us all recognize his greatness tonight, Dickey be praised.
Vinny Rottino was highlighted by the ESPN booth as a guy who does little things to stay on the team. On Torres’ two-run single, he made sure he stayed in front of Texeira so that he couldn’t pick up where the grounder was, letting it sneak into right field.
The bullpen is awful, and Terry hasn’t been helping. I can’t see why he thinks Miguel Batista is the guy to use in high-leverage spots, when he wasn’t effective as a mop-up reliever. I would have preferred Byrdak to face Cano, and then RamRam thereafter in the 8th.
Here are some points of discussion.
- Bullpen. Bad. Discuss.
- Schedule. Worse. Discuss.