The Mets were just plain beat last night by Barry Zito at Shea.
Zito pitched a 3–0 shutout, and allowed only 6 hits (one of them by Glavine).
Most of the Met hitters were off-balance all night, unable to figure out that slow, giant curve. Zito struck out 7, and may have been helped during the night with a few generous calls by home plate umpire Bob Davidson.
Guillermo Mota made his 2007 debut last night and pitched 2 solid innings. He also held a press conference before the game and fielded every questions sent his way regarding his 50–game suspension for taking performance enhancing drugs. The word from Loge13 attendees last night was that Mota was treated OK by the crowd and got a good ovation as he left the field.
Check out El Lefty Malo’s blog for the Giants fan perspective of Wednesday night’s game.
Tonight we’ll be at Shea Stadium for the rubber match. El Duque makes his second post-DL start against Giant right-hander Matt Cain.
Cain is 2–1 lifetime against the Mets, with a 4.26 ERA. Hernandez lost to the Giants in his one career start against them.