Good teams find a way to win, and now the Mets are finding out if they’re a good team.
Guys we expected to get hurt (Hernandez, Alou) are hurting. Some bats are struggling. But the Mets are in first place May 15th and showing the NL they were not a fluke in 2006.
Last night, Glavine didn’t have his best stuff. And the Cubs had one of their best in Jason Marquis, who had a four run lead to work with.
In the end, Monday night became a tale of two bullpens. The Mets pen contained the Cubs while the offense pecked away at the Cubs’ leaky relief corp.
It all came down to a 9th inning, bases-loaded 10–pitch at-bat by Delgado and Michael Wuertz. Carlos didn’t swing the bat until he had two strikes on him, then fouled off a pile of good pitches until Wuertz finally missed high.
Tonight, April’s NL pitcher of the month John Maine faces Carlos Zambrano.
And check out Cobra Brigade, the excellent site following all things Chicago in the BlogsByFans network. There seems to be some confusion in Cobra land over what Loge13 is, and why Shea is a cultural landmark worthy of adoration. Here’s some context:
About Loge13: Tracking The Last Days Of Shea
Shea Stadium: National Treasure