Greetings from the Wrigley roof top. Mets just finished taking batting practice and we will be underway in little over a half-hour.
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John Maine against Carlos Zambrano. Maine’s fastball command has been off and his walks are way up. Can’t afford to let too many runners get on base in this place.
Spoke with Howard Johnson before the game and said he sees hope in Carlos Delgado if he stays patient. He also admitted a player his age coming off an injury and down year is reason to be concerned.
1st INNING: Easy inning for Maine, with help from Raul Casanova, who threw out a runner attempting to steal. Mets 0, Chicago 0.
4th INNING: Take away one pitch and Maine is pitching a great game. Of course, every pitch counts. Chicago 2, Mets 0.
7th INNING: Ron Santo sings “Take Me out to the Ballgame.” Chicago 2, Mets 1.
9th INNING: Speaking of singing, remember Don Meredith?“Turn out the lights, the party’s over …. ” Chicago 7, Mets 1.