So far it's been another painful, painful game. Through the top of the 6th the Astros led 3-1, but had left 17 men on base, with Lane, Taveras, and Ausmus all failing with multiple runners on. Backe starts the bottom of the 6th, gives up a single, gets a K, gives up a double. Franco comes in, gets a groundball out, then gives up a swinging bunt single to Reyes and starts laughing. It's pretty funny, blowing another lead, huh? Wheeler comes in and gets Cairo to ground to 3rd, but it takes a bad hop and Lamb can't handle it. 4-3 Mets, and once again the Mets score the go-ahead runs without ever hitting the ball hard. Defense, bad luck, and horrible offense have been the theme of the series.
On the bright side, Luke Scott has reached base all 4 times today - he's 3-for-3 with 3 singles and a walk. Backe pitched well, although he still struggles with lefties - he's lucky Cliff Floyd, Kaz Matsui, and Eric Valent weren't in the lineup. Oh, and why isn't Chris Burke starting at 2B? Would it really kill Biggio to sit for one game with a huge bruise on his forearm? It's a little early in the year to start gutting it out for the team - take a seat and let the top prospect in the organiazation play.