I’ve thought about it and I don’t agree that the Braves wanted last night’s game more than the Mets as Willie Randolph suggested.
All year when the Mets have looked sluggish it has been because of their inability to manufacture runs and hit with men in scoring position. They were 1-for-9 in that situation last night.
To me, that was the game. David Wright getting punched out to end the third with the bases loaded was the play of the game.
If the Mets were flat it was because John Smoltz made it look that way. Randolph did not elaborate his comments when asked. I am sure he will be asked again today.