Two hotties, side by side…
As always, guests first:
All in all, not a very impressive game on either side of the ball. Both teams did their jobs defensively, but the bats were pretty quiet with the biggest noise coming out of Reyes with a one run shot.
What kills me the most is when they pulled Clemens in the 7th, the general word in the stands was “He did his job”. Well no he didn’t. He left the game giving up 2 runs, which is where the score stayed. At an estimated $8,000 a pitch, we should be expecting a lot more than that. Leaving a 2 run gap for our inferior bullpen to clean up is not in the job description. I’m just saying.
This loss, however, was definitely not enough to break the Yanks momentum. Bring on game 2!
Man of the Game
I don’t have much to say by the way of this game. I’ll admit, I only watched the very end (when you get a willing sitter at the last minute, you jump at the chance). What I hear, the Mets batters had Clemens on the ropes several times, yet only got those two runs. Luckily, those two runs held up, and the Mets stopped a 5-game losing skid.
I’ll echo Sportsgirl’s sentiment – bring on game 2!
You, sir, are no Tony La Russa.
Turn around, baby.