Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Did he really say that?

Somewhere back in 2006, in the recesses of my mind, I seem to recall a quote from Omar Minyana saying that good hitting beats good pitching. Sacrilege! Did he really say that? It would explain why the Mets seemed to have stacked their batting order, but also seem a little lacking in true gems on the mound. That came back to haunt them today. Minyana did well to get Johan Santana, and Santana pitched well. (And, in retrospect, I'm sure Jerry Manual wishes he had let the 105 pitch Santana continue into the 9th inning). But instead, the Mets bullpen, without the resting Billy Wagner, blew a three run lead. Now the Mets are a game out of first again. Needless to say, they must win the next two games of this homestand or risk propelling the Phillies back into good form.

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