Friday, June 08, 2007

Great night of Baseball

The team to beat in the East swept the NY Mets with a late game rally powered by Pat Burrell's 9th inning HR off former Philadelphia favorite Billy Wagner that tied the game. The Phils scored 3 more in the 10th and Antonio Alfonseca got his third straight save. The first time Mrs. G saw Alfonseca (left) in a game she asked me if Jose Mesa (right) was back. Another separated at birth post. King Cole Hamels was pitching well until the Mets hit 3 home runs in a row and gave up a 2-0 lead. And rookie Mike Zagurski ended up with his first major league win. Good job Mike. In the walk the talk category Jimmy Rollins is tearing up the Mets hitting .406 (13-for-32) against New York and seemed to enjoy being booed every time he came up to bat. The Phils are now 2 games over .500 and 5 games behind the Mets. There is hope as long as they keep winning.
In the other league Curt Schilling was one out away from his first no-hitter when Shannon Stewart of the A's smacked a single to right. Chris put him on notice . A no-no would punch his ticket to Cooperstown but he may get there anyway. And A-Rod hit another 9th inning Grand Slam giving Joe Torre his 2000th win.


Bill said...

remember a couple of years back Curt had a perfect game then some loser dropped a bunt in the eight inning and the game was already out of reach, My favorite is when Pedro martinez lost a perfect game in the 10th when he hit batter than gave up a home run

David Yonki said...

They sweep the Mets but then lose to the Royals. They broke my heart and my balls in '64, follow them with a rooting interest but pretty low expectations.