Friday, August 22, 2008

pulling away a little

The Nationals offered a little help today, breaking a 12 game losing streak to edge the Phillies 4-3 in Philly. Meanwhile, Carlos Delgado was silencing his critics. With a little help from the official scorer, he went 5 for 5. Only one of those hits, a ripped double to right, was clean. There were 2 ground balls through the middle, and a third that was fielded and thrown away by the second baseman. I'm not sure how the official scorer turned that one into a hit. In the ninth, Delgado hit a liner to left that was a sure out, but the left fielder lost it in the lights. That also went as a hit, and Wright scored in a walk off win.

Pedro Martinez pitched 8 plus strongs innings, then Ayala got the win, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless. He must have that arm angle all fixed now.

The Mets are 2 1/2 games in front and have won 9 of 10. The Marlins have dropped back to 6 out.

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