Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Game 26 - Mets

St. Louis Cardinals 13, Mets 3
Record: 11-15

I managed to get home from another softball outing in time to see the Mets, down 5-2, give up eight more runs in the last few innings. They managed to give up more runs -- all of them earned, despite two more errors -- in this one game than our softball team did in two games. Jaime Cerda faced six batters in relief, retiring one, and helped put it out of reach. Watching him walk in a run was reminiscent of the bloodbath Mike Bacsik was a part of Opening Day. Art Howe left him to the wolves that day, and Bacsik is now throwing in my hometown (poorly, at that). I wouldn't be surprised to see Jaime Cerda headed to Norfolk very soon. Speaking of the Tides, is it okay if we change the theme of this site to the Norfolk Tides vs. the Pawtucket Red Sox? Currently the Tides are 14-9 while the PawSox are 13-9. And the Yankees' Columbus Clippers are in the league cellar.

The Mets are now 5 games out of 1st place. The Cardinals, who looked so shabby against the Braves last week, are now getting healthy on this team. And unless the Pedro Astacio vs. Woody Williams matchup tonight isn't the mismatch I'm expecting, it looks like the Mets will finish the first month the same way they started it.

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