Monday, June 16, 2008
Brain Farts: Mets 9, Angels 6
- Maicer Izturis picked a bad time to get aggressive on the basepaths and ran straight into an out on GA's first inning sac fly.
- Casey Kotchman was out at home in the fourth, though without looking that could as easily be hung on Dino Ebel.
- After struggling most of the night, Weaver's leash should have been pretty short, so why didn't Mike Scioscia yank him after giving up a one-out single to .220-hitting Endy Chavez?
- Jose Arredondo has proven his pixy dust is wearing off with his first really bad outing of the year, not only allowing both his inherited runners to score, but two more of his own to boot.
- Gary Matthews, Jr. for throwing to first on a flyball single, thus allowing the baserunner to easily advance to second. (I'm not sure when this occurred, but it was one of the most jaw-dropping boneheaded plays I've ever seen an outfielder make, and this comes from somebody who's watched Juan Pierre "play" centerfield for extended periods of time.)
- Garret Anderson for leading the team with four stranded baserunners.
- Vlad Guerrero for striking out with men on the corners in the seventh inning rally.
I wonder whether Jeff Weaver's release by the Brewers from his minor league contract is weighing on him.
Other than Scioscia sticking with Weaver too long, the big blow was Vlad and Hunter striking out back to back to end the 7th. Despite our best efforts, the crowd was out of it most of the night except for this half inning. Those K's effectively killed the rally, the momentum and any crowd support.
It was encouraging to see them score some runs, but the rest of their game was lacking.