The Mets beat the Braves today at Shea Stadium, taking the rubber game of this three-game series, 6-3.
For a boxscore, click here.
good outing by Nelson Figueroa...he pitched into the 6th, and got into a little bit of trouble, and left with a 4-2 lead, and runners on the corners and one out, but Joe Smith came in, and after surrendering a lead off single, got the final two outs, and extinguished the fire in the Atlanta bats.
The Mets got on the board in the first by a wild pitch, which scored Jose Reyes from third base...I was at the game today, and I predicted John Smoltz would be out by the 5th inning...he was pulled after the 4th inning in favor of Buddy Carlaisle, so I was correct.
Raul Casanova went yahtzee in the second inning, after Delgado had walked...Smoltz just seemed to not have it today, much to the delight of the Shea faithful...
Welcome back, Mr. Delgado. Carlos, where has that been all season? Two homeruns today, and a walk. He looked NOTHING like that .185 he came into the game hitting.
Thank god Aaron Heilman got a day off...it just looks like every single time Willie brings him in, he gives up runs. He is looking like (dare I even say it) this year's
Luis Castillo GUILLERMO MOTA!is back in business, going 3-4 today...he looks dialed in at the plate, which is really big for this team, because once Reyes gets hot, Castillo will be right there behind him to move him up, drive him in, set the table for the 3,4,5 hitters, etc, all of that "#2 hitter" stuff Slappy is so great at.
By the way, Scott Schoeneweis owed Ryan Chruch a steak dinner for running down a ball that would have not only scored a run, but put the tying run on second, possibly third, with two outs in the seventh...what was funny was how on the scoreboard, they showed a replay of the catch, and then the reaction Schoeneweis had, which was just blowing air out of his mouth, with a baffled look on his face...priceless...
All in all, it was great to take a series from Atlanta, and by the way, the Mets are 4-2 against the Phillies this season, so even though the team has started 13-11, we are getting it done against the division rivals