“We call that one second base, Daniel. Remember, these are the same bases you run to when you hit. I know they look different from this perspective, but trust me…same exact bases."
The Mets fought back from a 2 run deficit tonight to take a 3 to 2 lead in the 7th inning, but the bullpen could not hold the lead. Izzy gave up the tying run in the 8th and K-Rod yielded 3 runs in the 9th, as the Mets fell 6-3.
Mets Blob cannot rip Isringhausen or Rodriguez. Both men have been outstanding this season and bad outings happen. However, Mets Blob has no problems ripping the shaky Mets defense we saw tonight. Daniel Murphy can’t play the field. Don’t be fooled by the occasional highlight reel play – Daniel Murphy has no clue how to play any position on the field. The announcers try to cover for him by saying it is a lack of experience at certain positions. It is not. When Jason Bay made a bad throw to second base early in the game, Murph’s only job on the play was to back up the throw from the leftfielder. Danny Boy was nowhere to be found and the runner advanced to third base. Again, this is not complicated. This is the first baseman’s job on throws from left field to second base at every level of baseball. So we have to stop with the lack of experience nonsense. Later, Murphy misplayed a grounder that allowed the tying run to score.
Justin Turner Overdrive had his first career 4 hit game. Jose Reyes had 2 more hits to raise his season total to 70. Jose now has 24 multiple hit games to lead Major League Baseball.
Chris Capuano pitched a nice game.