The Mets were lucky they only played two games at Wrigley. As I type this they are getting on the bus to head to the airport for another two-gamer at DC.
Just a horrible showing today. Simply awful. Nelson Figueroa didn’t stink, but he got no help from his offense. Both he and Carlos Delgado combined for a defensive malfunction that kept the fourth inning alive and enabled the Cubs to score three times.
Both admitted they blew the play.
IN A NUTSHELL, Chicago 8, Mets 1
The offense was 1-for-9 with RISP and left nine runners.
FROM THE CLUBHOUSE
David Wright on the offense: “It seems like we get only one chance a game to have a big inning and if we don’t we don’t score any runs.’’
Carlos Delgado on not covering first in the fourth: “I went too far off the bag, then I realized Damion (Easley) had a better angle.’’
Nelson Figueroa on getting to the bag late: “I should have gone over and covered the bag. It was my fault.’’
4th INNING: Figueroa keeps on rolling. A wasted opportunity that inning. Carlos Delgado comes up small with the bases loaded. Mets 0, Chicago 0.
5th INNING: Just weak. You’d think they’d get a hit with RISP by accident. Chicago 3, Mets 0.
6th INNING: They are only down by two runs, but why does it seem so much more than that? Chicago 3, Mets 1.
8th INNING: Ronny Cedeno slam Jorge Sosa. Chicago 8, Mets 1.
-Pedro Martinez was examined by Mets’ doctors in NY and is ten days to two weeks from throwing off the mound. And, that’s throwing a bullpen. That takes him into May. A week or so of bullpens and then two or three rehab starts (five days apart), and I do believe that will put him into June.
-Two more weeks for Orlando Hernandez in the boot.
-Ramon Castro and Moises Alou played in extended spring training games.
-The offense: Five hits and only three runners reached third.
Time for me to write my story and grab something to eat. I have no intention of watching Yankees and White Sox tonight.
I turn the blog over to you guys. Let it rip.