Tuesday, July 05, 2005

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.


At 1:15 AM, Blogger Ray said...

Most valuable play was Randolph not having Wright bunt in 7th with leadoff hitter on and no outs in one run game. Wright gidp, then next batter singles..would have been 1-1 then. Randolph gets the nod for the poor managerial move on that one.

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Yuda said...

David Wright is probably the Mets' third-best hitter; having him bunt in any situation would be a phenomenally bad move.

The true mistake is hitting Marlon Anderson ahead of him.

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Brian said...

Wasn't it Jose Reyes who should have bunted? Anderson and Wright leadoff with hits.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger DM said...

Brian, the 5th inning started with two singles by Anderson and Wright -- that's what you're thinking of. The 7th started with a single by Anderson, then the GIDP by Wright.

And Ray, I agree with Yuda. With a good hitter like Wright, a successful bunt REDUCES the chance that Anderson would score, even if he makes it to second. The Reyes bunt in the 5th would have been a good move, since 2nd & 3rd is a valuable spot.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Yuda said...

Also, Reyes stinks.

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Chris Needham said...

I was shocked that they didn't have Reyes bunt in that situation. I guess the thinking there was that it would've been up to Woodward, who is playing hurt, and then Pedro.


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