Friday, May 09, 2003

Game 34 - Mets

Dodgers 6, Mets 1
Record: 14-20

I realize my predictions aren't breaking any new ground -- all you have to do is keep it cynical, stupid, and you'll be able to prognosticate the Met's future -- but as I mentioned before, the pitching these Metropolitans were facing from Los Angeles were brutal. And so the series ends with them having scored 5 runs in 3 games. This game was tight, the Dodgers plated one in the 1st before Tom Glavine found his rhythm but the Mets tied it in the 6th on a Tony Clark single. Then I had to put my darling daughter to bed, and God bless her, as she spared me from watching Glavine give up a pair in the 7th and the bullpen blow up in the 8th. The Dodgers had been struggling at the plate coming in -- another team gets healthy on the Mets.

Once again Mike Piazza didn't play, but there is potentially positive news surrounding him. Apparently he is going to begin the process of moving to first base, or at least considering the move. Before he had been pretty stubborn when it was mentioned, but I think the pride that had kept him from entertaining thoughts of a move is now dinged from the spotlight on his woeful performance behind the plate. What with Mo Vaughn's knee looking worse with every opinion he gets and Tony Clark still capable of what we call "that Red Sox year," it would be nice to have this option.

The San Diego Padres come to town tonight. They are currently three games worse than the Mets. Here's hoping they aren't neck and neck by Sunday night.

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