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Aftermath: Mets vs Braves (05/22/2007 - 05/24/2007)

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Game 1: Braves 8, Mets 1


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Jorge Sosa's pitching line:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
4.0   6   5   5   3   4   1   71-44   31
Ugh, I don't even want to talk about it. Kyle Davis has been a mediocre pitcher throught his young career, but he turns into Walter Johnson whenever he faces the Mets.

Ok, I guess maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, here. According to Baseball Musings's Day-By-Day Database, Davies is 4-2 with a 3.75 ERA in eight career starts against the Mets with unspectacular peripherals. Whatever, the guy owns us.

Be sure to check out the full recap with boxscore and Haiku at MetsGeek.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Paul Lo Duca, 2.9% WPA
  • Pitching: Ambiorix Burgos, 0.1% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Carlos Delgado, -13.6% WPA
  • Pitching: Jorge Sosa, -24.3% WPA

Game 2: Mets 3, Braves 0


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Oliver Perez's pitching line:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
7.0   4   0   0   2   5   0  122-81   72
I don't think there's any doubt that Oliver Perez is the Mets' best pitcher right now. If we conveniently discard his April 11 debacle against the Phillies as an outlier, his season line looks something like this:
 IP    H   R   ER   BB   SO   HR    ERA
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54.0  41  21   13   11   51    6   2.17
That's a pretty awesome line. The strikeout-to-walk ratio of more than 4.5 is ridiculous. He allowed six unearned runs in that miserable inning in San Francisco, which mostly accounts for the disparity between his earned and unearned runs. With John Maine struggling a little bit, Jorge Sosa getting lit up on Tuesday and who knows what's to come of Orlando Hernandez this weekend and beyond, Perez is establishing himself as the ace of this staff and, apparently, the only Mets pitcher who can actually beat the Braves this season.

Be sure to check out the full recap with boxscore and Haiku at MetsGeek.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Jose Reyes, 10.1% WPA
  • Pitching: Oliver Perez, 39.6% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Carlos Beltran, -11.5% WPA
  • Pitching: none
Game 3: Braves 2, Mets 1


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Tom Glavine's pitching line:

 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR   PC-ST   GS
6.0   5   2   2   2   2   1  110-61   54
I'm not going to harp on the officiating, which was pretty sloppy this whole series. The Mets had some calls go against them in this game, but ultimately they'll have to look in the mirror to see why they didn't pull this one out. When you have four hitters with double-digit negative WPA for the game it's hard to blame the umps when you lose. Jose Reyes came up in big spots in both the seventh and ninth innings, grounding out in the former and popping up in the latter. Since May 11, Reyes has hit just .191/.296/.255, a staggering decline from the .352/.423/.559 mark he had posted up until that point. It may not seem like much, but that's almost two full weeks of Newhan-esque hitting from the star shortstop. His current line of .312/.392/.484 is still tremendous for a shortstop, especially one with Reyes's stolen base skills and defensive prowess.

Overall, and for the third straight game, the Mets' offense failed to show up. They salvaged the second game of the series thanks to Oliver Perez, but five runs in three games is going to get you swept more often than not, and frankly the Mets should consider themselves fortunate that they made it out of Atlanta with even one win to show for their efforts.

Be sure to check out the full recap with boxscore and Haiku at MetsGeek.

Mr. Met:

  • Hitting: Shawn Green, 11.4% WPA
  • Pitching: Tom Glavine, 3.2% WPA
Mr. Regret:
  • Hitting: Jose Reyes, -20.4% WPA
  • Pitching: none