Double-switching your two best hitters out of a close game in the late innings: straight-up gangsta. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Jason Bay and David Wright were both double-switched out of this game in the late innings, and Pedro Feliciano gave up the game-ending home run to Orlando Cabrera as the Mets finish their road strip with a 2-4 record. They are now 0-5 in series swing games this season, which is double plus ungood.
There was no beer of the game because I was stuck at work. Believe me, I'm at least twice as disappointed as you.
Niese goes six strong, Wright continues to star
And those facing Takahashi don't get very far
But Pedro, in fourth straight, is not at his best
Attention Jerry Manuel! Your bullpen needs rest!
Big winners: Alex Cora, +21.0% WPA, Hisanori Takahashi, +20.1% WPA
Big losers: Pedro Feliciano, -36.8% WPA, Jon Niese, -25.5% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Pagan single in ninth, +15.1% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Cabrera game-winning home run, -36.8% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -42.2% WPA
Total batter WPA: -7.8% WPA
GWRBI!: Orlando Cabrera
Nice job by Hoyadestroya85; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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