Brewers 4 Mets 2 April 19,2009

Score 4.19.09The Mets blew a quality start by Nelson Figueroa by not hitting, again, with runners in scoring position. They were 2 for 13 in the game and are now hitting .236 as a team with RISP through the first 12 games of the season.

The Mets couldn’t do anything with Carlos Beltran and Gary Sheffield on with no outs in the seventh inning. Fernando Tatis struck out and Omir Santos lined into a double play to end the threat. There’s been some criticism of Jerry Manuel’s decision not to sacrifice the runner’s around with Tatis’ spot in the lineup. But I like having Tatis hit with a runner in scoring position versus a sacrifice. He hit .392 with RISP in 74 at-bats last season so I like those odds.

The Mets win 2 for 3 from the Brewers in the series but their season record drops to 6-6.

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2 thoughts on “Brewers 4 Mets 2 April 19,2009

  1. MetStatHead

    I think we are all a bit frustrated with the lack of clutch hitting… This has been a reoccuring theme the past few years…

    I would be in favor of a shakeup to the lineup… Lets have Beltran hit in the 2 hole and drop Murphy down to the 5 or 6 hole…

    The team really suffers when the top 5 guys are hitting but the bottom 4 are making all the outs with runners on…

    I am tired of inning ending double plays and bad at bats from the bottom of the lineup…

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      I think you’re right about the lineup shakeup. I’ve always like Beltran as a #2 hitter too. Luis Castillo is working his way back up in the order too. I definitely expect Jerry to start experimenting with some changes in the order soon too.

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