Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tough Night For Wright, Mets: Fall to Atlanta 3-2

Yikes (box score).

Tonight was NOT a good game for David Wright who went from having a chance to be the hero, to being the goat tonight.  Wright had one out and Cashstealo at third with one out against Wagner, with a chance for the Mets to take the lead in the top of the ninth.  Instead of Wright driving in the run, he did what he's been doing a lot of this year...he struck out.

Then in the bottom of the ninth with two runners on Melky Cabrera hit a ground ball that David threw away, making his sixth error of the season and handing the Braves the win.

I really want to have a beef with what Jerry Manuel did tonight, but the bottom line is that despite his questionable moves (replacing Carter with GMJ and not Cora/replacing Carter at all), Wright is the story.  He's is really struggling right now and it's very hard to see.  He's not the same guy at the plate as he'd been in the past, but adding the error tonight really hurt.

On more positive notes, Davis and Francoeur went deep.  Nice to see Frenchy show a little life, despite a big double play later in the game.  And also Santana pitched well again tonight going 7 innings giving up only 5 hits, 2 runs and 4 strike outs.  He pitched well enough to win, but the bats were silent.

I am starting to get the feeling that changes are coming, but it'll be after this ten game swing.  Unfortunately, I think at that point it may be too late. 

The Mets will head to DC and face the Nats tomorrow.  I look forward to the verizon high speed of the game which probably won't break 85 mph, since Livan Hernandez will be facing R.A. Dickey.  At the least there should be some offense tomorrow night, although somehow Livan and Dickey both have low ERA's (granted Dickey's was in Buffalo).  Either way the offensive potential is there, and this is a big two game set for the Mets since the Nats seem to have their number and the Mets following six games are as tough as it gets with the Yankees and the Phillies...

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