Nats 4, Mets 3

Posted: April 10, 2010 in Mets

First off, ***K Willie Harris! That guy made a diving catch two years ago to rob the Mets of a win, and I hear he did it again today. Wasn’t able to watch the game, just followed a bit on the computer. Long story short, the Mets had plenty of chances to win this one, leaving a small village on base, including the bases loaded in the ninth. Rod Barajas hit a screaming liner to left to end it, with Harris making the diving stab. Josh Willingham certainly wouldn’t have got it, so you have to give the Nats’ manager some credit. Jason Bay had an awful at bat with two on in the ninth, taking two fastballs before chasing a Matt Capps slider. Three pitches, see ya later. The big news was the return of Jose Reyes. Too bad he had to come back in an Oliver Perez start. The thing is, Perez was about as good as he’s been the last two years (which isn’t saying much of course), allowing four runs on four hits with four walks and 6 Ks in his 5 2/3 inning stint, but the guy is pretty horrendous and Omar an idiot for paying him that ridiculous three-year, $36 million contract when no one else was very interested.
Another thing, why does Tyler Clippard pitch like Roger Clemens whenever he faces the Mets? Three innings of relief, no runs, 1 hit, no walks and 7 Ks.
The Mets’ pen was again very good, with Ryota Igarashi, Pedro Feliciano and Jenrry Mejia combining for 3 1/3 shutout innings. All for naught.
New York falls a game under .500 at 2-3, with the Mets facing the mighty Nats in Sunday’s rubber match. Johan Santana vs. Livan Hernandez in that one. Should be a Mets win, but with this team, you never know….

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