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October 19, 2006

Mets Survive Game Six Behind Strong Outing by Rookie John Maine

by @ 2:15 am. Filed under 2006 NLCS

I’ll be honest with you, I was really worried here.  The Cardinals had their ace, and the Mets had John Maine, who appears to have a bright future but who I thought might be over his head.  I guess this is why they play the games.

Maine was nothing short of phenomonal.  He threw 5 1/3 shutout innings and allowed the Mets to take a lead with their two early runs.  Then the National League’s best bullpen did the job at least until the ninth inning when Billy Wagner gave everyone a scare by giving up two runs.  Fortunately the Mets had four by then and the two runs the Cardinals scored only got them half way.

Jose Reyes gave the Mets a very early run when he led off the game for the Mets with a homerun.  Shawn Green singled home Carlos Beltran in the fourth inning and then Paul Lo Duca came through huge with a two run single in the seventh inning.

Now, it’s all up to Oliver Perez.  I can’t believe I just wrote that.  Jeff Suppan throws for the Cardinals.  It’s win or go home time.

October 18, 2006

Mets’ Backs Are Against the Wall After Game Five Loss

by @ 1:55 am. Filed under 2006 NLCS

Win or go home is the mantra the next two days as the Cardinals are now one win away from pushing the Mets out of the playoffs.  Jeff Weaver of all people outdueled Tom Glavine and now the Mets find themselves in a must win situation.

The Mets actually had the lead in this one for a short bit.  Jose Valentin doubled home Carlos Delgado and Shawn Green, but those were the only runs the Mets would score the entire game.  Tom Glavine was bumped in the fifth without getting anyone out and giving up the third run and Pedro Feliciano gave up a solo shot to Chris Duncan.

So now it’s all up to John Maine, who will have to beat Chris Carpenter.  Hopefully the Mets will be able to get the bats going tonight, because if they don’t, they might get to start working on their golf game earlier then wanted to.

October 16, 2006

Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado Lead In Blow Out Win to Even Series 2-2

by @ 2:11 am. Filed under 2006 NLCS

This was a good old fashioned beatdown.  It was 2-2 after four innings but three runs in the fifth and six in the sixth broke this one open.  The final was 12-5.

Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado and Jose Valentin lead the way with the bats.  Beltran homered twice and scored four runs.  Carlos Delgado drove in five runs and he now has nine in the series.  Jose Valentin drove in three runs and even David Wright got in on the action with a solo homerun.

Oliver Perez wasn’t neccesarily sharp, but he didn’t get blown out which was all the Mets needed.  He gave up five runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.  Chad Bradford, Pedro Feliciano and Guilermo Mota closed the game out with 3 1/3 shutout innings.

So this series is going at least six games, and the way things are going, it’ll probably be seven.  Tonight, it’ll be a rematch of game one with Tom Glavine and Jeff Weaver going at it.  It sure would be nice going home with the lead and I like our chances in this pitching match up.

October 15, 2006

Mets Get Crushed in Game Three of NLCS

by @ 3:33 am. Filed under 2006 NLCS

Man, Steve Trachsel laid an egg.  With nobody out in the second inning, he had already been tagged for five runs, including giving up a homerun to the Cards pitcher, Jeff Suppan.  And then the bats never got on track.  They managed only three hits and a single walk and despite a strong relief outing by Darren Oliver, the Mets never got back into this one.

Tonight it’ll be Oliver Perez against Anthony Reyes.  Perez has looked pretty good in his last game but hasn’t pitched in a week and a half.  He has a pretty good start in his only appearance against the Cardinals this year and he’ll have to be on, because we can’t go down 3-1 and expect to win this series.

October 14, 2006

Mets Drop Game Two Despite Two Homeruns by Carlos Delgado

by @ 3:44 am. Filed under 2006 NLCS, Uncategorized

John Maine could never get going in this one and while the Mets great bullpen did an admirable job, two guys, Guillermo Mota and Billy Wagner, were subpar and gave up runs that cost the game.

The Mets had leads of 3-0, 4-2 and 6-4 before the Cardinals tied it up in the seventh.  Then in the ninth, Billy Wagner got shelled for three runs including a solo homerun by the slap hitting So Taguchi to bust the game open.

This was pretty much a two man show on offense.  Jose Reyes went three for four with an RBI and two runs while Carlos Delgado went two for five with four RBIs and two homeruns.  The rest of the team had only four hits and one RBI.

Tonight will be in St. Louis and Steve Trachsel has to get the job done against Jeff Suppan.  I have a feeling this one is coming back to New York and it’d be nice to come back with a 3-2 lead.

October 13, 2006

Tom Glavine, Carlos Beltran Lead Mets to Game One Win

by @ 2:05 am. Filed under 2006 NLCS

Looks like the old man still has something left in the gas tank. Tom Glavine was exceptional last night.  Seven shutout innings in which he gave up only four hits and two walks.  Guillermo Mota and Billy Wagner pitched an inning each and both kept the shutout intact.  Even Albert Pujols was held in check.  In five plate appearances he had no hits and one walk.

The big inning for the Mets was the sixth.  Carlos Beltran broke the scoreless tie with a two run homerun and that was all of the scoring for either side.

The downer was Cliff Floyd left the game after reaggravated his achilles heel injury and he’s going to have an MRI today.

Tonight we’ll see the Cards ace.  It’ll be Chris Carpenter going up against John Maine.

October 12, 2006

Let’s Get it On

by @ 2:28 am. Filed under 2006 NLCS

The Mets/Cardinals were rained out last night so the two teams will square off in game one of the NLCS tonight.  Fortunately the rain out doesn’t add any extra days off for either team because that would allow the Cards to push Chris Carpenter forward in the current rotation.  You’d like to see him as late as you possibly can.

I do like our chances in this series though.  Once you get past Albert Pujols, this lineup isn’t all that great.  Scot Rolen, Chris Duncan and Jim Edmonds can hurt you, but not with any great consistency.  I’m going to say Mets in Five.

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