There was not much I liked about Willie Randolph, but he had one theory (which he ripped off from Joe Torre) with which I agreed. He said winning streaks were not important, that winning series was the important thing. It makes sense — if you win two out of every three games, you will have a good season. Let’s look at Thursday’s loss in Los Angeles in this light.
Yes, the Mets lost 6-0. Yes, their four game winning streak was snapped. But they won the series three games to one. That’s a .750 winning percentage. That’s pretty darned good.
This was simply a game to forget. The Mets couldn’t managed to score a run. They committed three errors. Dillon Gee allowed six runs (five earned) before getting knocked out in a five-run sixth inning. The first run he gave up was on a horrible call by the home plate umpire in the second (below).
As you can see Ronny Paulino clearly got the tag on Juan Uribe before he got his foot down on the plate. The plate is around where Paulino’s front foot is.
But forget all that. They won the series. Now it’s off to San Francisco to do the same.