After the heartbreaking loss the Mets experienced Sunday night at the hands of the Evil Empire -- and the way the Phillies were manhandled by the World Series Champions at Citizens Homerun Ballpark, it would have been fair to assume that neither team would win this one. But somehow the Mets pulled it together behind the "have those cardiac paddles ready" pitching of Victor Zambrano. Kazmir's replacement really dodged a bullet in the 5th with the bases loaded, whereupon the Mets offense woke up.
The best development on the offensive front was Carlos Beltran's triple. It's obvious to even a casual observer that the quad injury was hurting him much more than he let on, even when he was riding the bench. His legging out a triple pretty easily was yet another good sign that he's feeling better (along with outfield play at Yankee Stadium over the weekend). Let's hope the stolen bases are to follow.
38-38--five games left until the mid-season mark.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
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