After the Philadelphia Phillies took a 4-0 lead, the Mets stormed right back and tied the game. The Phils later took a 6-5 lead and Brad Lidge picked up the save after getting into early trouble in the ninth. Eric Bruntlett, who has filled in for Jimmy Rollins since he was knocked out in a series against the Mets at Shea recently, was very shaky when he first took Rollins’ position, but now apparantely has found his groove as he made a diving stop to save and end the game on national television, 6-5.
Mets starter Mike Pelfrey was shaky throughout his five innings pitched, and I’m surprised that he didn’t give up more runs because he gave up ten hits. Pedro Feliciano gave up a run in the eighth that ended up being the deciding run.
For the Phils, So Taguchi just may be the world’s worst outfielder. After botching a play the other night, he was unable to make a catch last night. He has repeatedly failed in the outfield, dropping fly balls, slipping, and anything else that you could think of.
Speaking of outfield, Endy Chavez came off the bench to start and delivered an amazing gun to Jose Reyes, who relayed the ball to second to throw out Pat Burrell by a mile trying to stretch a single into a double. Rememeber, though, Burrell has a long, long, swing and stands there to look pretty for the cameras on his base-hit follow throughs.
Jose Reyes continued to star, hitting his second triple of the season last night and finishing the night 2-4. Luis Castillo’s swing is very much like Tony Gwynn’s, as he slaps the ball to the opposite field and comes up with base hits easily. He had an RBI and went 1-5. Ryan Church kept getting those RBIs. He had another, which raised his total to eleven RBIs on the season.
Next Mets Test
The Mets will begin a quick two-game series tonight in Chicago with the Cubs, followed by a day game tomorrow. Following the second game, the Mets will fly to Washington and begin ANOTHER quick two-game series, this time with the Washington Nationals.