By Mike Steffanos
Phillies 13 - Mets 0
I apologize to those who came here looking for a comprehensive recap of tonight's game. Down 6-0 after an inning tonight, it quickly became so obvious that the Mets were taking the rest of the night off that I decided to follow suit. Pedro Martinez was gone after 1 inning, on the wrong side of a 6-0 score. Apparently Pedro has been dealing with a strained right calf for a couple of weeks and had some problems with it today. The Mets say his status is day to day.
There are a handful of games over the course of even a good season which are really not worth analyzing. This certainly was one of them. A bad day for Pedro, and a sloppy game for the Mets. Thank God, it only counts as one loss.
Thoughts on the game
If Cole Hamels can stay healthy, he's definitely going to be a good one.
How bad was Darren Oliver tonight? It was hard to watch, especially since he's been so valuable and so dependable. A definite "take one for the team" outing.
Royce Ring looked really sharp tonight. It was nice to see, but it would be even nicer if he could carry it over to a game where there was some pressure.
I blog this game only out of a sense of duty, as I have not missed one this season. Yeesh ...
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