Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tough Outing From Takahashi As Mets Fall 7-6

Last night, the Marlins put up a 6 spot in the third inning on Takahashi, but the Mets fought back to tie it in the ninth, only to give the game back on a walk-off hit and lose 7-6 (box score/wrap).

It was nice to see the team fight back late, especially the big game-tying hit from Josh Thole in the ninth.  But, it's games like those where you really should win.  The team made a heck of an effort to tie it up, but that game needs to get finished off.

Takahashi was roughed up, giving up 6 runs and 9 hits in 5 2/3 innings.  After Takahashi was removed the bullpen held things down, until the ninth when Pedro Feliciano gave up the game winning hit to Dan Uggla.  If nothing else, we've learned that Takahashi has done a great job for the Mets, BUT that teams look to be catching up to him.  He probably shouldn't be a starter for much longer, and with all these Cliff Lee rumors floating around, he may not need to be...

Tonight the Mets try to avoid the sweep in Puerto Rico before heading to Washington for a four game set, which is no easy task considering the success both the Marlins and Nationals have had over the Mets this season.  The Mets will send Mike Pelfrey to the mound against Chris Volstad to try to get it done.

Let's Go Mets.

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