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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Gonzalez throws quality start, but Mets fall to Phillie ace

Quick Summary: Jeremi Gonzalez allowed three runs on two home runs in the first inning during today's loss to the Phillies. Gonzalez had the odds stacked up against him going up against Brett Myers, Philadelphia's ace. However, after a Jose Reyes three run home run the Mets came back to tie the game at 3-3. The game was held there until Pedro Feliciano appeared in the seventh when Philadelphia had two rbi singles to take a 5-3 lead. That was all of the scoring for either team on the day, as Gordon finished off the Mets in the ninth striking out Carlos Beltran for the 27th out of the game.
Thoughts: Reyes has had unbelievable stretch of important home runs over the past few games, although it is starting to concern me, and make me happy at the same time. The home runs have come in big spots, although I am a bit worried that he will start swinging for the fences. On the other hand, he did fall only a triple short of the cycle today, which is a sign that he is not necessarily trying to hit a long ball every at bat. Right now I am happy for him, but I'm a bit worried. Beltran did not look good at the plate at all today, striking out three times in five trips to the plate. By the way, did anybody else notice that Beltran was not wearing batting gloves in his at bat in the ninth inning. It's no big deal, but it was a bit odd to me. Floyd is starting to heat up and I can see a 2005 April like hot streak coming soon, and one can only hope. Lastly, kudos to Heath Bell who gave the Mets bullpen a needed rest, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings.


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