Alou Plays Savior For Giants

My hatred of west coast night games has been discussed before so I won’t get into it now besides to say I hate them. Now that I got that out of the way…

The Mets helped prove that Barry Bonds is not the only person on the Giants who can win games. The Mets walked Bonds twice leading to two Moises Alou hits (1 HR, 5 RBI) that cost the game. It was ugly but who could blame them?

In an odd turn of events the Mets first hit came in the 6th inning by Kazuo Matsui. (Incidentally, Ben Shpigel of the New York Times has an excellent column about Matsui in today’s edition.) Until that point San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain had a perfect game going. The Mets would end up scoring 2 runs in the inning but that would be their total runs scored for the game which obviously wouldn’t be enough to beat Alou’s output for the Giants on the night.

Carlos Beltran continued to sit. It looks like he’ll be out until the Atlanta series this weekend unless manager Willie Randolph really needs him.

Good, bad and ugly time:
The Good – Kazuo Matsui (2 for 4, 1 R)
The Bad – Cliff Floyd (0 for 4, average is down to .196)
The Ugly – Tom Glavine (6.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 BB)

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