It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.Only hours after the Mets pounded out 14 hits and 15 runs, did any Mets fan in their right mind actually think it was going to continue in the nightcap?
If you've been a fan of this team, for just this year even, you would know the inconsistency of this team. 15 runs? Were you not screaming at the television (or at the players in person) "SAVE SOME RUNS!!!" I know I was. I knew it wouldn't last. And it didn't.
Of course, the Mets come to Shea Stadium, a mere two hours after the last
Sure they load the bases a handful of times, even one time with none out, but do they get any runs to show for it? Of course not.
Did Carlos Delgado come to Shea riding high off his 9 RBI performance, and then do something even more spectacular in the nightcap? No way. In fact, he didn't even get a hit. (He did walk twice, though)
Did Pedro Martinez flashback to his Red Sox days and pitch a masterpiece? Not even close.
Did the Mets bullpen stop the bleeding when Pedro was done and take over the game? Nope!
Sir Sidney Ponson was the victor last night, holding the Mets to just five hits over his six shutout innings. The Mets then got to face Kyle Farnsworth (4.11 ERA), Jose Veras (3.09 ERA), and Kei Igawa (13.50 ERA) for three innings and managed only three hits.
Simply a tale of two completely different games, played by two completely different teams, in two completely different stadiums only linked by location and their soon to be destruction.