Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mets Score Runs When They Don't Need To

Fantastic game last night. Maine pitched well and went deep into the game for the first time in a long time. Reyes continued his excellent all round play. We even had a Carlos Delgado sighting with his 11th home run of the season. Even Ricky Ledee got a home run. Welcome back from the dead, Ricky!

It was a much needed win as much as it was a morale booster.

But here's my concern. The Mets always seem to score a lot of runs when they don't need to.

With the Mets up 4-1 in the 8th, the lineup unleashed for another four runs with most of the coming with two outs. However, it's easy to play loose and swing freely when you're already up three runs with one inning to go.

I know that driving in runs with runners in scoring position is always a necessity no matter part of the game it is, but I want to see this kind of offensive explosion when we REALLY need it.

When are we going to see this hitting when we're down two runs in the 7th? Or how about we're up 2-1 in the 8th and can use some insurance runs for our wonderful bullpen?

When that starts happening, that's when I'll know we're out of this funk we're in.

But I'll take a win any way I can get it.

1 comment:

bryan said...

Great point. Well stated. Love this line: Welcome back from the dead, Ricky!