First things first: Victor Zambrano did not cost the Mets tonight’s game. Braves pitcher Kyle Davies won it. He was masterful in giving up three hits in his complete game 7-1 triumph.
That being said, when will Mets upper management realize that Victor Zambramo is a bust—and having him between Pedro and Glavine in the rotation assures no three game winning streaks. I know someone up there doesn’t want to admit defeat in the legendary Scott Kazmir steal (thanks for that one Al Leiter), but seriously, it’s time to give it up.
Unfortunately (with Floyd and Beltran out) David Wright is getting into a bit of a mini-slump, punctuated during his last at bat where he smashed his piece of lumber into the ground in disgust. The 23 year old Wright will come around—the 30 year old Zambrano never will. And the Mets can count on having an assured loss every time he pitches. "Zambrano's Time, Losing Team" should be a song a marketing company can write.
I predicted 2 out of 3 for this series—I’ll be happy with that if Tom Glavine’s hot streak continues.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
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