The call at the end of the game stands out. As well it should, because with so many bad calls during the series they got this one right.
But, that’s not why they lost. They lost because:
-“Oliver Perez”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6945 gave up a homer to Pat Burrell on a 0-and-2 pitch. Perez also walked pitcher Jamie Moyer, who scored what proved to be the winning run. Forget the 10 strikeouts. What does it matter when you do that?
-The offense continued to fizzle. As David Wright said the night before: “Two runs isn’t going to cut it.”
-Jose Reyes was picked off twice.
When you play like that, you put yourself in position to lose the game with what happened in the ninth.
If you have any leftover frustration, vent it here. I’ll be back later with the line-ups.