Friday, August 1, 2008


How's that for bizarre? Three leadoff home runs given up in the first 4 innings by Pedro Martinez today. I would have been tempted to consider taking him out for a pinch hitter in the top of the fourth when the Mets had 2 on, 2 out. Instead, he stayed in and gave up that third home run. But it was probably the right choice; he pitched his 5 innings and gave up 3 runs - not a bad effort.

But once again, it was the bullpen. This time, Smith was effective but Heilman gave up another home run - this time a grand slam. I shut down my Gameday browser window in disgust when that happened, then opened it up a little later to make sure the Mets didn't stage some Amazin' comeback, which they didn't.

The obliging Phillies lost too, so the Mets still trail by 1 game.

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