Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Game 13 - Mets

Expos 5, Mets 3
Record: 4-9

Okay, this is pretty much 2002 all over again. The Mets dropped their 6th in a row to complete the 4-game sweep by the San Juan Expos. They had battled back from a 3-0 deficit thanks to a Tony Clark bomb and a Brad Wilkerson error. Then the bullpen lost it again, this time with help from Rey Sanchez's booted grounder and Mike Stanton straining his calf on a spin move (?). David Weathers had been great but couldn't get Fernando Tatis out, the there was no chance of a 9th inning rally, clearly. There has been speculation that Art Howe is using Weathers too much. A guy can only throw so many days in a month. Unless he's Eddie Guardado. Anyway, the players still seem to be saying the right things, which is good in the offseason -- right now we need wins more than clubhouse optimism and upbeat support.

A three-game set in Pittsburgh starts tonight. All bets are off -- the Bucs are playing surprisingly well, the Mets are playing surprisingly (to me, probably not to anyone else) poorly, and I have no idea what will happen. Oh, I do know the Mets likely won't score more than 4 runs. They've only done that once this season (when they scored 5!).

4-9, last place in a crappy division. I think I've seen this one before. Change the channel.

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