Friday, July 13, 2007

Mets Play A Little Better Than Reds, 3-2

With Hamilton on the shelf after injuring himself swinging a bat in the on deck circle, Reds fans get to enjoy at least two weeks of Ryan Freel in center. That should equal about 30 two-out dives for balls that are out of his reach. He's just got too much heart not to take the chance to lose the game, when he could just field the ball and strand the runner at third. Enjoy fans.

It's too bad that the Reds offense has such disdain for Arroyo, because he pitched pretty darn well last night. He did not begin the game strongly, giving up back to back home runs to Reyes and Gotay to lead off the game. Something which had never happened before, in the Mets history. But after putting his name in the record books, Bronson was efficient with his pitches and threw seven effective innings. And how about Jared Burton? With runners on second and third with one out in a one-run game, who do you want on the mound? The Rule 5 draftee, fresh off the DL, of course. But he got Lo Duca and Lastings Milledge and gave Brandon Phillips the opportunity to hustle himself out of an opportunity to win. Despite the setback, the author is confident the Reds will rebound with Harang on the mound today, and will take the series 3-1. Very confident. Don't dive today Freel.

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