Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mets lose to the Phillies to open up homestand

The New York Mets lost to the Philadelphia Phillies last night to open up their ten game homestand.  It was a close back and forth game throughout.  Francisco Rodriguez who has been nearly unhittable was anything but that last night as he gave up three runs to turn a 3-3 tie into a 6-3 deficit in the ninth, the Mets would score a run in the bottom of the ninth and they ended up losing 6-4. 

Chris Capuano pitched a good game and Terry Collins can be second guessed about taking him out but he wanted to try to score a runner from second and felt he needed to pinch hit Willie Harris.  Capuano struck out a season high eight batters, he also did that in one other game this season. 

The Mets got some good injury news yesterday as it looks like both David Wright and Ike Davis could be back within ten days.  R.A. Dickey who injured his foot the other night will not be placed on the DL and is day to day right now.  He didn't have a major injury though which is a good thing.

Gary Carter has brain tumors and it was announced yesterday that it is 90 percent certain that they are malignant which is really sad news.  He was a fan favorite and one of the all-time great Mets.  The Mets are now 8 1/2 games behind the Phillies in the NL East.  The two teams will play game two of their three game series Saturday night at 7:00PM. 

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