Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Ugh. Well you can't really complain when your team has two lead-off doubles in the late innings but can't plate either baserunner. We had the bases loaded with one out in the 9th but David Allen Wright struck at a fastball "right down Broadway," in the parlance of George Thomas Seaver, and Clifford Floyd bounced out to first.

This loss would obviously be infinitely less frustrating had it not come on a rare gem of a start from Trach, who went 7 and gave up one run, when Rolen doubled home Pujols. Going into this series a lot of Metropolitans fans were talking about how hot Pujols is and how we have to make Scott Rolen beat us.

Well he just did.

BBPOTS Player of the Game: Steve Trachsel

Happy recap

With the infamous back end of our rotation starting the next two games, it was important for us to win Tommy G's start, and we did. I went to bed when they pulled the tarp on the field, so I missed scoring four in the top of the 8th, but it was good to see given our overtaxed bullpen.

Watching the bottom 6th I was concerned he wouldn't be able to get out of it, but a nice throw by Beltran on the game-tying hit ensured Tommy's 23rd straight start going at least 6 frames.

Trachsel's due!

BBPOTS Player of the Game: Jose Reyes

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