Mets Week in Review: 7-13 May

In the second week of May, the Mets headed further west to take on the San Francisco Giants in the ballpark by McCovey Cove. Then they returned home to the ballpark by Flushing Bay to battle the team with the best record in baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers!

7 May 2007
Mets 4, Giants 9

Say it ain’t so Ollie! This is a scary game for one like myself who is paranoid about the Mets starting rotation collapsing on itself. Especially when the could-have-been, should-have-been a Met Barry Zito was winning the game for the other team. Still, I’m warming up to Oliver Perez. He certainly didn’t have much help from the Mets defense (I’m looking at you Shawn Green and Damion Easley) in the Giants 9-run 5th inning. Oh well, this is one of those games you have to shake off and move on to the next. Still, I can’t help but think that the last two losses could have been wins with a stronger, more experienced rotation

From Faith & Fear, a musical interpretation of this ballgame.

Players of the game (I award up to ten points, maximum of 6 points to one player, distributed among the Mets players who had the biggest impact in the game):

  • Delgado .50
  • Gotay 1.5
  • Green 1
  • Heilman .50
  • LoDuca 1
  • Reyes

8 May 2007
Mets 4, Giants 1

The Mets were Able to beat Cain on Tuesday night and didn’t need the strength of Samson to accomplish the feat. Biblical jokes aside, the freshly-shorn Mets rallied for four runs in the first two innings and held on for Tom Glavine’s 294th career win. The game was only marred by Barroid Bonds 745th career home run. Best quote comes from Glavine in a WFAN interview with Mike & the Mad Dog:

FRANCESA: “So what is the reaction in the dugout after Bonds hits that homerun? Is everybody just amazed at what this guy can do and is doing?”

GLAVINE: “I don’t know Mike, I was on the mound.”

  • Alou 1
  • Beltran 1
  • Feliciano .50
  • Glavine 3
  • LoDuca 1.5
  • Reyes .50
  • Wagner 1
  • Wright 1.5

9 May 2007
Mets 5, Giants 3

I missed the end of this game. I followed the good part where the Mets went ahead on home runs by Carlos Delgado and Ruben Gotay. Then there was the bad part where John Maine coughed up the lead, and I got the sick feeling that I might have to worry about him the way I’m worried about Pelfrey and Perez. But I missed the best part where the Mets rallied to tie the game in the eighth and then won the game in the ninth. Off old friend Armando Benitez no less (must’ve been a big game). The very best part is that it was David Wright driving in the winning runs, just like old times.

  • Delgado 2
  • Franco .50
  • Gotay 2
  • Heilman 2
  • Wagner 1
  • Wright 2.5

Being out of town for the weekend, I didn’t get to follow the Mets v. Brewers Battle for National League Supremacy. I flew on AirTran Friday night and was delighted to learn that the plane is outfitted with XM Radio and thus I could listen to the Mets game. I tuned in and it was even the Mets WFAN broadcast. Then the plane took off and the game…vanished. Other channels, including other ballgames, worked just fine, but the Mets game never returned. So I heard just one half-inning — in which the Brewers batted and hit a home run off Jorge Sosa — for this entire weekend.

The Mets won the series 2 games to 1 with a composite score of 17-17 (not exactly a pitchers’ series). The second game looked ghastly and Mike Pelfrey rightly deserved demotion to AAA.

11 May 2007
Brewers 4, Mets 5

  • Alou 1
  • Beltran 1
  • Delgado 1.5
  • Easley 2
  • Feliciano 1
  • LoDuca .50
  • Sosa 1.5
  • Wagner .50
  • Wright 1

12 May 2007
Brewers 12, Mets 3

  • Chavez .50
  • Green 1
  • LoDuca .50
  • Newhan 4
  • Wright 1

13 May 2007
Brewers 1, Mets 9

  • Beltran 1.5
  • Easley 2.5
  • Gomez 1
  • Perez 3
  • Reyes 1.5
  • Wright .50