- Philadelphia 6 Mets 5 (10 Innings): Maybe Carlos Beltran doesn’t have an “edge”. He certainly didn’t have the game-winning RBI, as he failed in a big spot on Saturday. With runners on the corners and only one out in the tenth, Beltran grounded into a double play to end the inning. That was the last chance the Mets had because Sean Green gave up an infield hit, hit a batter, walked a batter and then walked in the winning run with two outs to end the game.
Green wasn’t the worst Mets’ pitcher as Oliver Perez was terrible again, walking 6 in just over two innings of work. With his ERA sitting almost at 10, it is time to take a page from the Yankees’ playbook and get Perez on the DL so he can work out his problems in the minors.
- Anaheim 8 Yankees 4: New York has a bullpen problem and doesn’t appear to have a good way to solve it. Joe Girardi tried to maximize his use of C.C. Sabathia, forcing his ace to throw 120 pitches. Sabathia wasn’t up to it (who can blame him at this point of the season?) and Anaheim broke open a 1-1 game. The bullpen came in later to add more fuel to the fire with Jose Veras and David Robertson both getting knocked up for a couple runs apiece late. Sabathia is now 1-3 and his home ERA over 5.
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