Great game last night between the Mets and Chicago Cubs...at least until Heilman came in.
And our own Ross Jones was there. Ross is an original Loge13'er now living in Chicago, who gets to pretty much any Met game within 200 miles of his home. He was at Wrigley last night and sent back these photos from the game. This has been a banner week for Loge13, with updates from Yankee Stadium Sunday
and now Chicago Monday.
John Maine and Carlos Zambrano locked into a pitcher's duel through six innings. This was probably Maine's best outing so far: 2 runs, 5 hits and 6 strikeouts. Unfortunately he went deep into alot of counts and had thrown 109 pitches before the 7th.
Sanchez pitched a scoreless inning before Heilman unraveled. Reyes started the slide with an error, then Heilman plunked Ramirez. Heilman almost pitched his way out of a bases loaded, no out situation but then came apart. The Cobra Brigade has a good synopsis of the Cubs Kids' victory.
So the Mets five game winning streak is now a two game losing streak. Lets see if Nelson Figuerora can play the stopper this afternoon against Ted Lilly.
Here's a photo of John Maine warming up before last night's game:
And here is last night's first pitch, from Wrigley Field:
Thanks Ross Jones!