Saturday, May 2, 2009
Walks Are Like Kryptonite
Mets pitchers walked 9 Phillies on Saturday afternoon, and ultimately that's what lost them the game.
Now the Mets batters don't get off that easy. Beltran's double play in the top of the 10th was brutal. Sheffield had a chance with the bases loaded and 2 out, but didn't deliver. Jose Reyes struck out seemingly every time up.
But even with all that, the Mets still scratched out 5 runs which should have been enough to win, but the walks ended up being the kryptonite that just paralyzed their ability to hold on for a win.
Hat tip to Ken Takahashi for a great outing in relief.
To leave on a positive note, the Mets had a chance to win after the first two innings looked like the game would be over early. Still a shot to win the series tomorrow with Maine on the mound.