ERV Boxscore for July 5, vs. New York
This team has the nice tendency to rise to the occasion. After a lackadaisical loss yesterday, they come back very strong against one the best pitchers of our generation. Dexys and I were at the game, and the frustration on the faces of the Mets and their fans was enjoyable to watch.
-- Jose Vidro is still hurting. He pulled into second on his double VERY gingerly, and made a good show of it after sliding into home, just like a wide receiver who gets up quickly after a good hit. But it is nice to have him back in the lineup.
-- Speaking of the lineup, Carlos Baerga fourth?
ERV Win: Loaiza
ERV Loss: Reyes
Most Valuable Plays:
(1) Reyes groundout in the Ninth (-3.10)
(2) Wright's GIDP in the 7th (-1.84)
(3) Daubach's Popout in the 9th (-1.47)
A note about these plays: Dexys and I were trying to figure out which play would be the most valuable, and neither of us picked Reyes. But it makes sense -- he came up with runners on second and third and 1 out, down by 2. The critical runner is the one on second, and while Reyes' groundout scored a run and moved that runner over, getting him to third with 2 outs didn't do the Mets much good.