The Mets are back into a hole now, having lost to St. Louis last night, 4-2 at Busch Stadium. Tom Glavine's great run of scoreless postseason innings ended when he gave up a home run to Albert Pujols, and was pulled from the game in the fifth with the score tied at 2. St. Louis then took the lead (Glavine was charged with that run), and would not relinquish it.
The Mets had a golden opportunity to tie the game in the eighth, as they had runners at second and third with one out. A short fly couldn't get anyone home, and Jose Valentin was caught looking at a rather questionable third strike call.
The next loss ends the 2006 season for the Mets.
Tonight is Game 6 at Shea Stadium. John Maine gets the ball for the Mets, and Chris Carpenter goes for St. Louis. The last time the Mets were down 3-2 in a seven-game series at home was on October 25, 1986.
I think we all know what happened then. It's not over yet, but the Mets have a lot of work to do.
And once again, Albert Pujols continues to cement his reputation as a complete asshole. I didn't see the top of the ninth last night (as I was in the middle of Trivia Night at PT's), but I heard that he fielded a grounder off the bat of Cliff Floyd deep in the hole at first. Pitcher Adam Wainwright was there at the bag waiting for his throw, but Pujols decided to practically walk to the bag and make Floyd, who's got that gimpy Achilles and can hardly run, go all the way to the bag instead of getting the sure out by flipping the ball to Wainwright. Jackass.
My respect for Pujols has gone right down the crapper in this series.
Let's Go Mets!!