Monday, April 11, 2005

4/11 - Mets 8, Astros 4

Watching these day games at work is going to kill me. I can't totally be focused on it, and I feel like half the time I'm playing catch-up. And the part of the game I saw the most of wasn't even part of the game--it was when the ad board in center field got stuck, with Pedro Martinez's face exposed. The reaction shot of Martinez when he saw his face was stuck facing the field (delaying the game almost 15 minutes) might be the best dugout shot of the year.

As for the actual game, I felt like I was watching a replay of Sunday's matchup--great pitching on both sides until the Mets broke it wide open in the 8th inning. And Willie Randolph seems to be pushing the right buttons--a bunt for a hit by Kaz Matsui, a double steal, slowpoke backup catcher Ramon Castro stealing, this game had lots of small ball in it.

Day off tomorrow, which I hope will allow my compadre Mike to put the first week in perspective so far. To me, 2-5 seems like a huge achievement after how poorly this team has played.

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