Dodgers 3 – Mets 2 May 18, 2009

The Mets got a good game from Tim Redding (6 IP 2 ER) and five relievers. But the game turned into a complete joke for the Mets in the eleventh inning. They had five errors in the game. You read that correctly, five errors in the game.

In the eleventh Ryan Church scored from first on a double to the wall by Angel Pagan. Pagan had a great game going 4 for 6 batting leadoff. The Dodgers appealed at third base and the umpire ruled that Church missed the base and was called out. The replay appeared to show that Church did miss the base. The Mets lead was erased.

Fast forward to the bottom of the eleventh. Pagan and Carlos Beltran let a ball drop between them in left-center. That led to a bases loaded no outs situation with Brian Stokes on the mound. Beltran was called in to play a five man infield. Jeremy Reed picked up a ground ball and made a wild throw home to allow the winning run to score.

This was an ugly, ugly loss. You’re not going to win many games when you’re kicking the ball around like the Mets did tonight. Five errors is like a bad high school team.

Before the game Alex Cora was put on the 15 day disabled list with a strained thumb ligament suffered in San Francisco. Ramon Martinez was called up to replace him and started at short. Of course, he promptly had 2 errors in his first (and maybe last) start there.


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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.

3 thoughts on “Dodgers 3 – Mets 2 May 18, 2009”

      1. Agreed… But as you recall I told you how important he will be to this team… I even mentioned that in my Pre-season review…

        He needs to get some more reps and he will be back to himself…

        The error was as much Beltran’s fault as it was Pagan’s… I didn’t see Beltran yelling for the ball at all… He needs to be loud out there… He runs the outfield, he needs to call that ball the whole way…

        But Pagan can rake and he can be a huge asset to this team…

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