By Mike Steffanos
Pirates 3 - Mets 2
The Mets offense wasted a terrific outing by Orlando Hernandez tonight, and as a result instead of celebrating clinching the east, had the pleasure of watching the Pirates celebrate like the 62-87 last place club had just won game 7 of the World Series.
Just a few thoughts before I go away and sulk. If someone runs into David Wright, can you remind him that he hits left-handers well? He used to know this, but seems to have forgotten it over the last month or so.
I had a feeling that Orlando Hernandez would pitch a good game, and he did not disappoint. If you're looking for one, he was definitely the biggest bright spot of the evening for the Mets. He's a big game pitcher, and he pitches like one. If he can give us games like this in the playoffs we'll have a chance to win them. Here is Hernandez' chart updated from August 1:
|TOTAL (7 Games)||42.1||22||21||37||41||17||4||4.46||1.28||3-4|
|TOTAL (6 Games)||38.1||11||10||27||36||13||2||2.34||1.04||3-3|
Again, the game highlighted in blue was the stat-skewing beating that he took in Philadelphia, and the totals are shown with and without that game. Pretty impressive, and no showing no sign of a tired arm.
I know that some Mets fans are going to be hoping that the clinching is deferred until Monday at home. Not me, I'd like to see them do it tomorrow and get it over with.