By Mike Steffanos
Dodgers 4 - Mets 1
Played Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The remorseless drought deepened last night in LA as the Mets dropped their ninth game in 11 attempts this June. What seemed to get a lot of ink from last night's debacle were the three home runs that John Maine surrendered on three pitches in the second inning. Yet Maine battled back from that to pitch a credible game. If the Mets offense displayed that type of resiliency we'd be in a lot better shape now.
Instead, they managed only 5 singles off Dodgers pitching. Equally as disturbing was that it only took Dodger pitchers 108 pitches to register 27 outs. If you watched the game and you got the impression that the Mets went down without putting up much of a fight, I think the facts bear that out.
Nothing else much to say about this one. I know some were calling for chin music for Hong-Chih Kuo after styling somewhat with a bat flip after hitting the third homer in that second inning. Sorry, but I can't get very upset about a pitcher hitting a home run and acting like that when pro hitters do the same. Even Lo Duca, who for the most part plays it right, was guilty of the same offense not long ago. The best revenge in that situation would have been making Kuo pay when he was pitching, and they obviously came up short there.
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