Sunday, April 24, 2005
I thought I had the trend figured out for the Mets this year. Pedro is awesome, then four lousy starts by the mutts of the rotation, then Pedro is awesome, followed by four surprising winnable quality efforts, then Pedro is awesome, followed by four crappy starts, then Pedro is awesome, so we're supposed to get the four surprisingly good starts by the rest of the rotation now.
Well, Tommy Boy held up his end, pitching a gem under the Friday Night Lights. Glavine rolled for 7 innings, only allowing 1 er and 2 hits, striking out 7. Mets beat the Nats, 3-1. Then with Ishiity biting it and hitting the DL, the Mets were facing a possible Dog Day Afternoon with Jae Seo called up from Norfolk to pinch-pitch. Well, I'm a Jae fan. He's a battler, whether he's got his stuff or not, and thank god, he had it on Saturday. Seo cruised for 6 innings and probably should've gone at least one more to rest the pen some. Willie yanked him though. Seo gave up only 1 er, struck out 4 and walked none. Strangest of all, he actually got a shitload of run support. That's something he's not used to. Seo left winning 10-1. The pen made it scary, and I'm sure Jae had a sick feeling he might actually not get the win. The Mets held on 10-5.
Then the Mets got Zamboozled on Bloody Sunday. Last time out, it was Zamboozled who got the ridiculous run support when the Mets slugged those 7 homers. He gave up 4 runs in the first 3 innings of that game in Philly, and he did the same thing today against the Nationals. Then he gave up 2 in the 4th and 2 more in the 6th. 8 runs in all, though only 7 were earned. The Mets bats didn't bail out Zammy this time. It's never Any Given Sunday with Victor Zamboozled on the mound. What a piece of crap he is. The Mets lost 11-4.
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