By Mike Steffanos
Giants 7 - Mets 6 (12)
There are no moral victories in baseball, especially when you had a series at home leading into a long western trip, you had 3 winnable games, and came away with a single win. Having said that, you have to admire the fight of this team; they never give up. I'll leave it to others to dissect Willie's moves, or speak about what might have been if Reyes turned that double play grounder. I'd gloat about the Mets finally getting to Benitez after he saved 14 games against them, but it's not as sweet when the other team comes away with the victory anyway.
Lastings Milledge showed us all why he's special today, and then when he was celebrating with fans after hitting his game-tying homer he showed why he still has a lot to learn. I'm sure those that feel this kid is a hot dog will be all over that one.
Forgive the short post tonight. Truth be told, though, I'm a little burnt out from all of the nail-biters and extra-innings marathons. I could use a couple of easy wins here and there. This team still has some big-time questions about the bottom of their rotation, the innings their key bullpen arms are pitching, and their offense that struggles for consistency. But they are gritty and entertaining, even if sometimes frustrate the hell out of me.