Braves 8 – Mets 3 May 11, 2009

This is the third excellent game by Johan Santana that the Mets have wasted this season. He went 6.1 innings allowing 2 runs, both unearned. It was two errors that lost this game for the Mets.

David Wright short hopped a throw to Fernando Tatis at first base that he couldn’t scoop in the first inning that led to a run. The Braves exploded for four runs in the seventh inning after Jose Reyes booted a ball behind second base with two outs. That led to four runs scoring in the inning.

Carlos Delgado didn’t play because his hip had stiffened up on him. They’re going to give it a few days to see if it gets better. If not, he may end up on the disabled list for 15 days.


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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

6 thoughts on “Braves 8 – Mets 3 May 11, 2009”

  1. That wasn’t the game that was advertised. Well, the starting pitching was. I’m amazed at how well Santana and Lowe both pitched. Particularly Santana, who got NO help from his defense or offense. The good news for you is the Mets’ infield defense is very talented and they’re not likely to have many games where they make multiple errors. I haven’t seen Pelfrey pitch all year and I’m looking forward to it tomorrow.

  2. If you saw the end of the game on ESPN then you heard Steve Phillips pick apart the Mets… and you know what? He was dead on…

    This team doesnt have a single player that grinds it out every game… Santana doesnt count since he only pitches every fifth day…

    Just look at the Red Sox lineup and you see 4-5 players that NEVER take a pitch off…


    All of them are gamers and all grind it out every day… kudos to Phillips for FINALLY making a good point!!

  3. Derek Lowe had his sinker going real well last night.
    Santana now has the lowest run support in the major leagues.

  4. Isn’t Phillips more or less regurgitating what Omar Minayac said he didn’t say to the press recently? Phillips, like most pundits are masters of the obvious. I was there last night, and there was a hard ground ball that Wright hit at Kelly Johnson that wa booted, and since Mr. Big Shot thought he was going to be out he ran in slow motion to first, when in effect had he ran full speed he would have beaten it out and given the Mets a chance to take the lead, Believe me, the crowd let him know about it,this on the heels of his horrid throw in inning one, I am sure SNY did not point out the loafing to first . I get that players are disappointed when they hit the ball hard and it appears to be in naught, but that is what “grit” is about.

  5. Phillips was supporting Minaya’s words since Omar sort of retracted them a day or so after saying the team has no edge…

    I am not a huge Phillips fan since he screwed the Mets many times over while he was there, but I do like him as a analyst… He has good insight and talks about the game from a GM’s standpoint…

    We need some gamers… Beltran, Wright, Murphy, Church… they are all divas… I am sick of it!!

  6. Phillips was responsible for two of those divas: Wright and Reyes. I suspect that Philliips had his comments stashed away prior to the 7 game winning streak. Since Monday’s game was on ESPN, he was ready to comment on the lack of grit. Had the Met’s won the game, we would have heard him drone on about Johan, the 8 game winning streak, and how the Met’s are rolling. I like Phillips as an analyst, although I don’t think he can be impartial about the Met’s.

    And shame on David Wright for not legging it out! Put Tatis at third for a spell. Let’s see if that motivates Wright a little more.

    What’s up with this offense when Johan pitches? It reminds me of a couple of seasons that Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan (1987) had.

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