Grady Little said Nomar Garciaparra’s injury was so severe that it would require surgery, so he didn’t envision using him tonight. Well, seeking a Kirk Gibson moment, Little went to Garciaparra with the bases loaded in the fifth. I never should have believed Little. Never.
He grounded out to end the threat, which could help the Mets later. But, it won’t matter if they don’t get to the Dodgers’ bullpen.