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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Big Sunday

I'm writing this post with one out in the 8th inning of a huge game for the Mets. Santana has just been pulled for Feliciano in a must win (in my opinion ) game. Coming into this series my only thought was this "don't get swept". I had no grandiose plans for a 3 game sweep by the Mets. That would simply be too easy. Rather - don't get swept. But after a tough loss Friday night and a bad loss Sunday afternoon, getting swept was suddenly a real possibility.

UPDATE: HOWARD JUST GROUNDED OUT - 2 OUTS IN THE EIGHTH.

And there came another big game performance from Santana - 7.1 innings, 2 runs on 5 hits. ERA at Shea - 1.99 in 15 starts. Big game outing from a big game pitcher. Huge game too from Delgado, whose 4 RBI are currently powering the Mets lead. This is a must win for the Mets and let's see if they can hold on.

Earlier in the day, the Jets gave an uneven opening performance in their win over the Dolphins.

UPDATE STOKES GETS BURREL TO GROUND OUT TO END THE 8th.

The Jet coaching staff cannot seem to play with a lead. They become ultra conservative on both sides of the ball. Favre is so different than the Jet QB's of recent past that it will take some time to get used to his high risk, high reward style of play. His bomb to Cotchery was something missing from the Jet offense for years. Jones ran well behind his line and Pace, Jenkins, Bryan Thomas, Reevis and Lowery really stood out. Mike Nugent also stood out but for all the wrong reasons.

Lets hope the Mets hold on for one more inning.

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