Saturday, August 7, 2010

Road Madness

New York Mets Record: 54-55

Standings: 3rd in East, 6 behind Philadelphia,8 behind Atlanta
Current Streak: L1
The New York Mets were looking for the same Philadelphia Phillies they faced two months ago in Flushing. The Mets swept their division foe,allowing 0 runs in the whole series. But that was June. Over these past two months these teams have gone in very opposite directions. The Mets have dropped down to 3rd in the east,the Phillies have advanced to 2nd. Let's go down to Citizens Bank Park. Early in the first,Placido Polanco ripped one down the third base line for a double that scored the sore Raul Ibanez. 1-0 Phils. The Mets struck quickly back in the 3rd when Jose Reyes singled to center and Frenchy Scored.1-1 tied. then in the 4th,Rookie Josh Thole put one into the hole for another RBI Single.2-1 Metros. No One scored until the eighth,when the Mets Bullpen came into play. The First pitcher in the inning was Bobby Parnell. Here were Parnell stats for the game: 0.0 IP, 2 ER and 4 Hits allowed. 3-2 Phils.Then came sidearmer Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano: 0.1 IP 2 ER,1 BB,3 H allowed. 5-2 Phils the last pitcher was Manny Acosta. Acosta: 0.2 IP,2 ER,2 H allowed 7-2 Phils. A six-run eighth blew this game wide open. In the top of the 9th, Mike Hessman came up with two runners on. Hessman,32,has spent most of his career in the minors. But Mike has hit 229 homers in the minors,so he can drill it out. Hessman knocked one into left. Back. Back. WAY BACK THERE! GONE!!!!! Hessman First MAJOR LEAGUE HOMER! that made it 7-5. But Brad Lidge got Jesus Feliciano looking to end the game. Opinion: First taste in a long time of a losing record. we need to get some quality wins over this stretch and maybe we can make it. HR Meter: Hessman: (1(1))