Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mets' Comeback Falls Short, Miss Opportunity to Gain Ground

I'm not saying the Mets have a good, or even decent shot at the playoffs.  In fact, I would say their chances are slim...BUT...for me to even believe they still have a shot though, they need to capitalize when they have a chance to gain ground.  Last night was a great example of how the Mets had a chance to gain ground on the NL wild card leading Phils.  If the Mets had won last night they'd be looking at a sweep tonight, only 6 games back, looking at the Astros coming in tomorrow night.  Instead the Mets comeback fell short as they lost to the Marlins 5-4 (box score).

After going down 5-1 in the seventh the Mets put together a two-run 7th on a triple from Ike Davis and an RBI single from Frenchy.  In the ninth D. Wright led off the inning with a homer to center off of Leo Nunez.  Then the Mets were able to get the bases loaded and Jose Reyes to the plate with two outs, but unfortunately Jose grounded out to first to end the game.

Although they lost, the last two nights have shown a lot to me in terms of the team not giving up yet.  They could have easily gone into the toiilet the last two nights but instead fought and made a game of it.  Fortunately there is still some season left and a big run could make the end of this season fun again.  At this point, that's all I'm rooting for...

Tonight it's Anibal Sanchez against Jon Niese at 7:10 in the "Citi"...

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