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IGT - 6/4 - Giants at Mets

Jun 04 2005 10:38 AM

*Glavine, Mets take on reeling Giants*
San Francisco (23-29) at Ny Mets (28-26), 1:20 pm EDT

FLUSHING, New York (Ticker)
- One day later than expected, the
San Francisco Giants will look to end a pair of skids when they
visit the New York Mets for the opener of a three-game set

The series was scheduled to begin Friday evening, but the game
was postponed before a pitch was ever thrown. The squads will
play a doubleheader Sunday starting at 4:10 p.m. EDT.

The Giants have lost seven straight games overall and five in a
row at Shea Stadium dating to 2003.

Noah Lowry (2-5, 5.37 ERA) gets the starting nod for San
Francisco. The lefthander is coming off a solid outing a week
ago, when he allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings but
did not factor in a 5-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.

The Giants dropped a 6-5 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies
on Thursday, losing for the seventh time in their last eight
road games.

Nine-time All-Star Tom Glavine (3-5, 5.05) will start for the
Mets. The 39-year-old lefthander is 18-13 with a 3.59 ERA
lifetime against the Giants.

Glavine allowed one run and eight hits in six innings in a 6-3
loss to the Florida Marlins on Sunday.

The Mets, who have won five of their last seven games, are
coming off a 6-1 victory Thursday over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pedro Martinez allowed just one run and five hits in eight
innings, striking out nine without issuing a walk.

Jun 04 2005 01:15 PM


Ellison, RF
Vizquel, SS
Cruz, 2B
Alou, LF
Alfonzo, 3B
Grissom, CF
Niekro, 1B
Matheny, C
Lowry, P


Reyes, SS
Cameron, RF
Beltran, CF
Piazza, C
Floyd, LF
Wright, 3B
Woodward, 1B
Matsui, 2B
Glavine, P

Jun 04 2005 01:38 PM

Cruz runs through stop sign and is gunned down at the plate.

Sal, if you read this, Piazza blocked the plate TEXTBOOK.

Diamond Dad
Jun 04 2005 01:46 PM
TV Crew agrees

TV guys mentioned BEFORE the play that Piazza, although having trouble throwing out runners, does a great job handling the pitchers, blocking balls in the dirt, and blocking the plate. He did a great job. He's a pretty good catcher, other than throwing.

2nd inning over -- 1-0 good guys!

Jun 04 2005 02:16 PM

Through three innings, it's Mets 1 - Giants sniffle.

Cameron homered to right in the first. In the third, Beltran singled, Piazza
singled him to third, and Floyd to end the inning.

I really wanted to whip out the 'bang pow' on opening day.

Jun 04 2005 02:21 PM

Tommy Boy gives up a solo homer in the 4th to tie the game at 1.

I hat him.

Jun 04 2005 03:07 PM

Glavine hasn't pitched all that bad to warrant hat.

In the fifth, Jose Reyes doubles, Cammeron walks,
Piazza singles him home. Floyd singles Piazza to
third and Wright knocks in Piazza.

Lowry chased for Levine. Wright and Floyd double
steal, Woodward K's, and Matsui gets intentionally
walked and Glavine strands three.

Met 4 - Giants 1

Jun 04 2005 03:08 PM

When he's doing well, I leave off the e.

Jun 04 2005 03:22 PM

Glavine gets a one-two-three 7th and is cruisin'.

Jun 04 2005 03:23 PM

Glavine over the past month has been purty darn good. My confidence level in games that he starts has doubled in that time.

By my count, including this game (through 6 innings) he has a 2.87 ERA in his last six starts.

Not for nuthin', but Zambrano is at 2.90 over his last 5 starts as well.

Jun 04 2005 03:52 PM

I definetaly like this new board better. Are we staying?

Jun 04 2005 04:18 PM

Mets win 5 - 1!

Edgy DC
Jun 04 2005 04:36 PM

This board is 1-0. I don't sees hows we can leave.

On edit: I just made it my new homepage.

Jun 04 2005 06:20 PM

Hey! Just like the old board, but way faster!

And I guess this IGT was way more interesting. I'll just copy and paste:

Good game: big hit by Piazza, nice work by Bert and Heilman, Glavine was very good, defense was solid (including a Web gem from Woodward at first to catch a liner).

LF, sorry I didn't see your post in the other thread that you guys would be there today until just now; we were up in the left field mezzanine. We'll meet up next time.

Guess it's time to work my way back up the food chain again... hello, Jim.

Jun 04 2005 06:37 PM

Good game, good win and Glavine looked fine.I liked the combination of Thom Brenneman and Jeff Torborg in the Fox TV booth.

Jun 04 2005 06:46 PM

Seeing everyone's avatar bigger is totally freaking me out.

I was very pleased with Glavine today. I've been to two games this year at Shea, both Glavine starts: the blowout against the Phillies and this one. He seemed much more confident today, throwing strikes and working quickly. I still don't like the guy; I doubt I ever will. (He'll never be truly Metly.) My wife still hates him, with the "e". (For what it's worth, she has an unusual amount of disgust for Heilman too; apparently she has missed this entire season.) But Glavine (and Heilman, for that matter) both looked good today.

GREAT day to be at the park.

Jun 04 2005 06:58 PM

Woodward plays a fine First base and a good hitter as well, Anderson leads the world in pinch hiting.

Swan Swan H
Jun 04 2005 07:15 PM

We were at the game today. The Kazboos were not especially strong in person, but there were some, especially after his second flyout. He did get a good round of cheers after hustling out a single in the eighth.

When F. Alou had Kaz walked to load 'em up for Glavine some yutz in front of me said something to his wife/gf about how they'd have been better off pitching to Kaz than Glavine. Haw haw. I then announced to my nephew three seats over that Kaz has 20 RBI already - why, that's as many as Reyes and Meintkewicz. I got this guy to turn around just enough to know I had made my point.

Jun 04 2005 08:06 PM

Any thoughts on the Beltran bunt?

Jun 04 2005 08:13 PM

I think there are really very, very, very few reasons why you'd want your three-spot hitter, a guy you're paying $119 million, to bunt in an obvious RBI spot.

I'm not against Carlos bunting; I'm fine with him doing it from time to time, when the Mets need a baserunner, or in a squeeze situation, or whatever. I don't know if that was the spot. If you're going to do it, you had better beat it out. And he didn't.

Jun 04 2005 09:58 PM

But the Mets got 2 runs on the next play.

Jun 05 2005 03:38 AM

on another note, if we use this board even for a week or two, it will cut down the renewal cost of ezboard!

Jun 05 2005 05:17 PM
batboy again?

Great, just what I need, I was ALMOST to legitimate players and now I am a freakin batboy again.

And when is Minky going to start hitting?