By Mike Steffanos
Mets 6 - Pirates 3
Played Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Just playing some quick catch-up on posts for the last 2 games:
I was at this game Wednesday with the great Greg Prince from Faith and Fear in Flushing. I have to admit that things weren't looking good in the first inning when Glavine loaded the bases with walks. Getting that double play from Nady probably was the difference between hanging on for the victory or enduring another rugged start. As it was, there was never a point when Glavine was pitching where I had complete confidence that he would make it through, even after he was staked out to a 6-0 lead.
I'm hoping for Glavine to pick up number 300 fairly quickly. I suspect the pressure of achieving this win is understandably getting to him a little.
|Tom Glavine (Last 5 Starts)|
|Season (22 Games)||131.2||69||66||139||60||44||18||4.51||1.39||14-8|
It's been an up and down season for Aaron Heilman, but his 2 innings in this one were definitely in the "up" column. He dominated the Pirates so thoroughly in the seventh and eighth inning that what still had the feel of anyone's game to that point came to feel like a comfortable lead. Then Wagner came in and shut the door -- the final disappointment for some loud, drunken Pirates fans down the row from Greg and myself. Then again, it seemed like they were more interested in acting like a**holes than in cheering their team on, anyway.