Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Game 118 - Mets

Mets 5, Giants 4
Record: 49-69

As Fran Healy mentioned late in the game (nearly jinxing David Weathers, of course), when Barry Bonds jacks a pair of mammoth shots and the Mets still win, the fans have gotten precisely what they paid for. (Especially when Bonds is on their rotisserie baseball team.) Bill Clinton was in the stands; he needs to come to more games if he brings this kind of spectacle & result with him.

Of note was Grant Roberts, a guy who's been a prospect for too long, and one who'd spent the entire season on the DL. He came out and, despite giving up 3 hits and a walk in two innings, didn't surrender a run. He got Bonds swinging at the high heat and fooled Benito Santiago badly. It would be nice to have another young arm to go with the golden oldies.

Speaking of young arms, the Mets touched up ex-O Sidney Ponson for 8 hits and 5 runs in 6 2/3. Nice trade, San Fran.

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