Baseball Toaster Bad Altitude
Mets 9, Rockies 3
2005-07-27 22:57
by Mark T.R. Donohue

Hey, how 'bout that Jamey Wright? He's...not very good. After giving up solo home runs to Marlon Anderson (twice) and Ramon Castro, Wright began the 5th by allowing a bunt single to Mets pitcher Victor Zambrano. Zambrano would come up again in the inning as New York scored six runs, all charged to Wright. Marcos Carvajal ended up striking out the side (and six total in three innings) but did allow both of the runners he inherited from Wright to score. The Rockies loaded the bases against Danny Graves in the ninth, possibly giving him flashbacks to his historic meltdown against St. Louis earlier in the year while he was pitching for Cincinnati, but it wasn't happenin' for Colorado tonight.

With Todd Helton unavailable, look at the lineup the Rockies fielded: Sullivan, Miles, Holliday, Atkins, Byrnes, Shealy, Relaford, Ardoin, Wright. That's not imposing. Zambrano had a good night for the Mets, striking out five and walking a couple as he usually does. But despite a high pitch count, the Rockies let Zambrano through the crucial sixth and seventh innings and then could hardly mount a comeback against one of the worst relief pitchers in baseball. Just another one of those games.

Apparently Doug Mientkiewicz was ejected for arguing balls and strikes with an 8-run lead. I didn't notice while I was at the ballgame, thanks to that ever-alert Denver P.A. announcer who only occasionally mentions pitching changes. Wouldn't want to distract anyone's focus during the jumbotron baseball cap shell game, now would we?

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