Sunday, July 22, 2007
Bullpen At The Breaking Point: Mets 5, Dodgers 4 (10 Innings)
Bullpen aside, Eric Stults did about as well as anyone could expect or hope, tossing five scoreless frames and getting tagged for two runs, allowing a leadoff triple to Jose Reyes, and one more when Lastings Milledge, who drove in Reyes on an RBI double, crossed the plate on a David Wright single off reliever Rudy Seanez. The offense wasn't terrible, and in fact threatened unto the last, but never quite got a hit with runners in scoring position, particularly in the dramatic 10th. Such are the memories of championship years, and those that end up nearly so.