Memo to Mets Fans: Are We There Yet?

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Joe Fiorello in MLB
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As a Disgruntled Mets Fan reader pointed out, there are only 27 innings left... I will sincerely be doing rain dances at the end of the fifth inning of every game against the Astros this weekend. Maybe we can turn that 27 innings into 15... After a well-pitched game from Tim Redding last night, recently maligned closer Francisco Rodriguez put in a stinker of an effort in the ninth inning, throwing 40 pitches and giving up five runs; four coming on a walk-off grand slam. It's the second walk-off grand slam Rodriguez has given up this season, the first coming off Everth Cabrera. K-Rod is the first pitcher since Lee Smith in 1995 to achieve that dubious distinction. The blame can't all be placed on Rodriguez, though, as shortstop Wilson Valdez made an error in the inning. Giving teams extra o ...

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