Friday, May 02, 2003

Game 28 - Mets

Cardinals 6, Mets 5
Record: 11-17

The wheels are just about separated from the cart, and yet there was reason for optimism yesterday. After turning an early 1-0 lead into a 5-1 deficit, the Mets battled back to tie it in the 8th, thanks in part to Rey Sanchez's surprising 4-5 day. Benitez came in and pitched two good innings, giving up just a hit. Mets hitters struck out just three times, and the defense committed no errors (on the contrary, Ty Wigginton made a great play at 3rd). And then Jim Edmonds spoiled our day with a(nother) beautiful catch in center follwed by a game-ending homer to left-center. Bastard.

As is happening far too often, the entire rest of the division won their ballgames yesterday. The Expos and Braves sit atop the NL East at 18-10, and the Mets are flailing away 7 games out. Brother-in-law Patrick has officially declared the season over after one month, acknowledging this is a bad habit of NYC media and still kicking it in the gutter. I myself am still in it for the long haul, as this pseudo-journalistic endeavor has given me reason to carry on despite the woes. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment. Maybe this is atonement for going to bed after the Sox tacked on the second run in the top of the 10th. Whatever it is, I don't plan on abandoning my chipper colleague just yet.

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