Well, there was no way the Mets were going to win the rest of their games, so Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Nationals that ended the winning streak at six is not particularly tragic. It would have been nice to enter the weekend series with the Phillies on a seven game streak, but it was not to be. Winning two out of three in Philly would be nice, but realistically, I’ll take one win.
The longer Chris Capuano (below) continues to pitch like this, the more difficult it will be to justify keeping him in the rotation while Dillon Gee remains in the bullpen. Capuano lasted 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on ten hits. His ERA for the season is 6.04. Gee’s is 2.31 in two starts. Just saying.
Gutsy call allowing Chin-lung Hu to steal second base with two outs in the ninth inning. Gutsy, and dumb. Even though he was successful, imagine if the game ended with Hu getting thrown out? I am a big proponent of the stolen base, but Ivan Rodriguez still has a rocket for an arm, and he threw out Jose Reyes the previous inning with Livan Hernandez throwing 19 mph. With hard-throwing Drew Storen on the mound, attempting a stolen base in that situation was ill-advised.