posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 07:26 AM
well, so much for all that talk about a high scoring game. Glavine pitched masterfully and Weaver? Who the hell thought he could do that? Very
impressive. Defense save the Mets in this one. Chavez' catch, which Floyd never would have made, was awesome. Two big double plays and the Mets
squeeze out a win. I was stunned that Willie started Floyd at anything less than 90%. By doing so, Floyd is taken out in the second inning and one
of our biggest threats off the bench is wasted (but batting so not as bad). Clearly he's got better legs so the defensive side of the replacement is
great. I'd have started Chavez and used Floyd off the bench for what you can only hope would be a Gibson moment.
The Mets' bats better wake up tonight. They have a good record against Carpenter so maybe we'll see some more runs. Maine is starting for the
Mets. He's the kind of pitcher who will give you anywhere from 4 to 9 innings of 3 hit ball but those three hits are often home runs. The Mets must
win tonight and there was a sign in the crowd that explained it best. Glavine, Maine, pray for rain.
Not using Heilman in the 8th was a strange and bold move for Willie. He's owned the 8th inning all year but Mota seems to thrive on the danger and
he managed to get in and out of the 8th with flair.