Tagged: Derek Lowe

Not so many friends in Lowe places…

Well, it was going to happen eventually.  The Mets had won 7 in a row and eventually, statistics catch up to you.  It also didn’t help that Derek Lowe pitched an amazing game.  It was a 1-1 game going into the 7th inning.  Santana did not have his best stuff, but gutted it out and kept the Mets in the game.  He ended up going 6 1/3, 7 hits, 2 runs (0 earned), 1 BB, and 6 Ks.  Unfortunately, Lowe had a little better defense…and some better help from his bullpen.  With 2 outs in the top of the 7th and runners on 1st and 2nd in a 1-1 game, Jerry Manuel took out Bobby Parnell to go to Pedro Feliciano to face lefty Brian McCann.  I am actually ok with that move.  Go lefty-lefty.  Pedro gets the ground ball and Reyes can’t field it.  So, bases loaded for Matt Diaz, who tears up left-handers.  Now, with going lefty-lefty, you would think Manuel would go with the warmed up, right-handed Stokes in the bullpen.  No.  He’s going to leave in Feliciano.  Diaz rips a single, scoring 2.  Then, Anderson rips another, scoring 2 more.  Finally, Manuel takes out Feliciano…but too late.  So, Santana will get the loss, but, in my opinion, the loss can go to Feliciano/Manuel/Mets atroscious defense.  Santana comes into the game with an ERA just over 1.  He leaves the game with an ERA under 1…but loses the game.  Sigh.  Well, I still hate the Braves, but I’m not overly upset about this one, despite it being a close/winnable game for a while.  But with what Lowe did tonight…you have to tip your hat and try to win the next one.

 

Hits and Misses:

  • In Santana’s 7 total starts,the Mets have scored 15 total runs in those entire games…
  • After scoring 7, 7, 10, and 8 runs in the past 4 games, the Mets scrounge up 3 today.  Again, the statistics will catch up to you…but, in the game before those 4, the Mets scored 1. Ironically, that was Santana’s last start.
  • Not a great day for Reyes…0 for 3 with a key error…
  • Derek Lowe got 1 ground ball double play all year…in the 1st 3 innings, he got 2 more…
  • Carlos Delgado and Chipper Jones each sat out Monday’s game because of nagging injuries…

 

Tuesday, 7:10, Citi Field, Jurrjens vs. Pelfrey…

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