Then maybe I could have loaned her to the Nationals tonight to help them drive more of their 11 base runners in against Pelfrey. Boy, that preseason crack didn’t take but a week to come back to haunt me.
What makes tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Mets in the bottom of the ninth hurt the worst is that the Nationals had their chances. While somehow they managed 8 strikeouts against Pelfrey, which tied his career high, they also put 11 runners on base against him in just 5 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, they left 9 ducks on the pond for the game, with the once-again struggling Jayson Werth stranding 4 all by himself. I won’t even wait to the call-out section. I will do it now. Werth was a goat tonight.
Game ball(s): The Mets bullpen. 3 1/3 innings of shut-out ball in relief of Pelfrey allowed the Mets to finally make their move in the bottom of the ninth.
Goat(s): Henry Rodriguez. A walk, a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt, and then a hit allowed gave the game to the Mets.
Bryce Harper is not as far off: Another nice night from LaRoche, who brought not only his bat, but his glove, making several nice picks at 1st.
Current Record: 2-2