Tom Glavine continues to struggle for the Mets this season, picking up his 4th loss of the season last night against the Phillies. Glavine only made it 3.2 innings and gave up 6 hits, 8 runs, and 6 walks. His ERA in 6 games is 7.04. Yikes! On the flipside, Brett Myers, the starter for Philadelpha, has only allowed 6 earned runs all season! We'll look past the loss for some other things of note from last night.
The anti-walk machine that is Jose Reyes picked up his first walk of the season! It only took him 118 at bats to get it. Before Saturday, when he was hit by a pitch, his on base percentage and batting average were equal. Now he's got a whole .012 points difference between the two. Not too good for a lead-off man considering Reyes is hitting .280 on the season. With the walk in the 9th inning, Reyes also picked up an RBI> See, Jose, walks can be helpful.
Before the game, Pedro Martinez and Doug Mientkiewicz were given their World Series rings by Tom Werner, the Red Sox chairman. Martinez, who is playing the role of stopper in the Mets rotation said the ring is "Too big for me. I can't wear it."
Cliff Floyd, who has been a pleasant surprise all season, extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a home run in the 7th inning. Victor Diaz, who has also been a bright spot for the Mets, is hitless in his last 21 at bats. Does anyone else smell a trip to Norfolk when Mike Cameron is ready?
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