« Pardon the Interruption | Main | Mets Salvage Final Game in LA »

One That Got Away

Mike SteffanosThursday, May 8, 2008
By Mike Steffanos


Game 31: Dodgers 5 - Mets 4

In the top of the second, the Mets had the bases loaded, 2 runs in, a 3-0 lead and no one out. The game was virtually there for the taking. Another hit or two could have busted it open. Even a couple of productive outs would have been welcome.

Instead, a 1-2-3 double play and a David Wright strikeout let the Dodgers right back in, and the game slowly, excruciatingly got away. The Mets left a baker's dozen on base, Ryan Church allowed a ball off the wall to go for an inside the park homer that scored the tying and go ahead run, and what could have gone for a nice win went for another of those losses that make the 2008 Mets continue to look like a .500 team.

All things considered, starting pitcher Nelson Figueroa wasn't very lucky. On the other hand, he hasn't been very good since pitching very well in his first two starts. Here's what he's done in his last 3, including this game:

Nelson Figueroa (Last 3 Starts)
DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeam Result
4/22@CHI53372505.402.40L
4/27ATL5.13373305.061.88W
5/6@LAD55583419.002.40L
Last 3 start totals15.111112281216.462.221-2



There's really nothing good across the board there. He's averaged more than 2 baserunners per inning. It's amazing the ERA isn't higher.

Bottom line -- when Moises Alou successfully steals home and avoids getting hurt while doing it, you need to win that game.

View Nelson Figueroa's Full Season Stats

Box Score

About Mike's Mets

Please support Mike's Mets:

Disclaimer: Mike's Mets is an independent, unofficial fan site, and is not affiliated in any way with the New York Mets or Major League Baseball.

Other Links

General Baseball Links
Internet Radio Shows
Video Blogs
Other Team Links
Other Sports Links
Non-Sports Links
Video Direct

Looking for great deals on MLB Baseball Tickets? Visit JustgreatTickets.com for Cubs Tickets, NY Mets Tickets and a huge selection of Red Sox Tickets, Yankees Tickets and plenty of great concert Tickets for Dave Matthews Band Tickets and Buffett Tickets

Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Powered by
Movable Type 4.1