Is there anything worse than walking in the tying run in the bottom of the 9th? Aside from a dropped pop-up, probably not. Another strong outing from Livan Hernandez (7IP and 2 runs) was wasted by none other than K-Rod, who walked in the tying run and then gave up a single to Aubry Huff to end the game.
Frankie Says Relax
While last Saturday’s save was blown thanks to the drop hear ’round the world by Luis Castillo (who, I should mention, did his part by making a spectacular diving stop in the 8th, temporarily holding off the O’s), last night’s was all Frankie. Rodriguez was upset at his performance, but chalked up his second blown save in a week to being “… a human being. Unfortunately, days like this are going to happen.” Disappointing as it was, I can understand. But let’s hope he doesn’t stay human for too long. K-Rod just couldn’t throw a strike to save his life last night- he was looking more like Frankie Muniz than the Frankie Rodriguez we know.
Huff and Puff and Blow the Mets Down
Aubrey Huff stole not one, but two wins from the Mets the past two nights. Wednesday’s 2-run homer in the 7th was the difference in the game, and last night’s single in the 9th drove in the winning run. The Mets have supposedly been eying the first baseman, and based on the past two nights alone, I say go for it. At the very least, we know he’s clutch. And, news brief – the Mets can use some “clutch”.
The Mets have only won 1 of their last 5 series, and that was to the abysmal Washington Nationals. Let’s hope this is not a sign of things to come….the Metsies start a home stand tonight against the Rays, followed by the Cardinals and Yankees. And it’s anyone’s guess as to what we can expect.
Posted by Emily Doran