Thursday, May 10, 2012

1984 Fleer Stickers #68 Al Holland

Mets 10, Phillies 6
Game 32 - Wednesday Night, May 9th in Philadelphia
Record - 14-18, 5th Place, 5 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phils mounted a 4-2 lead before Kyle Kendrick and the bullpen craptastically blew the lead and the Mets won, 10-6.

What It Means:  It's not going well.  Here's a summary of the pain from this series:

Game 1 - Blew a 2-0 lead in the 6th inning
Game 2 - Blew a 4-1 lead in the 7th inning
Game 3 - Blew a 4-2 lead in the 7th inning

What Went Wrong:  Cliff Lee, fresh off the disabled list, pitched six solid innings allowing two runs on five hits.  Kendrick (7.32 ERA) was handed the ball after Lee departed, and he promptly took a metaphorical dump on the mound.  After four doubles, two walks and a hit batter (with the bases loaded) Kendrick exited to a chorus of boos and the Mets had once again come from behind against the Phillies hapless bullpen.  Jose Contreras (8.59 ERA) and Brian Sanches (11.25) share the blame with Kendrick for letting this one get away.

If there's any sort of silver lining in this, it's that the offense had 15 hits and Freddy Galvis finished the night with three RBIs and a home run short of the cycle.

Featured Card:  I'm not going to lie.  The 2012 Phillies are trying my patience and I've just about had it.  My 1984 Phillies binder is still close by, as I needed to scan Johnny Wockenfuss' 1984 Tastykake Phillies card for yesterday's post.  Flipping through the binder, I came across this sticker of Al Holland making the exact same face I'm making as I'm typing this post.  Mr. T is not pleased with the current state of affairs, and neither am I.


Dan said...

bullpen: 5.57 ERA (or around there) this year...'nuff said.

Jim said...

Changes are afoot. Looks like Diekman and Valdes are in and Schwimer and Sanches are out.