July 16, 2006

That’s Historic Suckage. That’s the Cubs.

So I'm watching a little of the Sunday night baseball on ESPN. The Cubs are up on the Mets 5-1 in the bottom of the fourth. Nice, I think. The Mets come to Cincy this week; maybe losing to the Cubs will bring them down to earth a little. I finish my Spinach Chicken salad from Wendy's and wander off.

Fast forward several hours. I consider mentioning that the Mets lost to the Cubs in my game wrap and go check the final score. Oh, the Mets didn't lose? 13-7. Huh.

It wasn't until I noticed the 11-run sixth inning that my jaw dropped.

After Mets shortstop Chris Woodward flied out, and with the help of a fielding error, the Mets loaded the bases to set up Carlos Floyd for the grand slam.

A walk and a catching error set up Endy Chavez to single in the fifth run of the inning, which paled in comparison when the Mets loaded them up again and (after Woodward made the second out) Carlos Beltran hit another grand slam.

But that's only nine runs, you might say. Well, David Wright hit a two-run shot two batters later to bring in two more before Ramon Castro robbed Woodward of the chance to provide the third out as well.

The best part of all is that, because of the two errors, no runs after the first grand slam were earned. I would say that the best part of all is that Glendon Rusch pitched two scoreless innings at the end of the game, but the Mets probably weren't really trying anymore by that point.

So, that's what we've got to look forward to on Tuesday. Thank goodness we've got Gary Majewski to get us out of any jams.

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