Saturday, April 08, 2006

 

Wright, Reyes power Mets

The depleted Marlins were overwhelmed by the surging Mets on Friday night. The left side of the Mets infield, 3B David Wright and SS Jose Reyes, combined for 5 hits, 2 HRs and 5 RBI in the 9-3 win. Starter Steve Trachsel pitched 6 solid innings and also drove in a run with a double. RF Xavier Navy extended his hot start with 2 more hits and an outfield assist.

Next game: Saturday, April 8 @ Shea, 1:10 pm start on SNY & WFAN, Tom Glavine (1-0) vs. Dontrelle Willis (0-0). It's raining in New York today, so the game might either be delayed or postponed.

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AROUND THE HORN
* The Yankees are off to a 1-3 start. Their home opener is on Tuesday vs. the Royals.
* Ex-Met Kris Benson lost his first start for the Orioles.
* Barry Bonds didn't play in last night's 14-6 loss to the Braves. In Friday's New York Daily News, T. J. Quinn reported that Bonds "bordered on pitiful" when he struck out in Thursday night's game vs. the Braves. "He flailed, leaving him staggering to catch his balance," Quinn wrote. "Most un-Bondslike." Bonds was intentionally walked twice. "When he was on base, he moved between bases the way most men in over-40 leagues do, like he was trying not to rupture something. In the outfield he had the range of Frankenstein... Bonds look decidedly unhealthy... He looks like he's hurting." Bonds has yet to hit a HR this season. He's stuck on 708 lifetime, 6 shy of Babe Ruth.

Comments:
Bonds has barely played in the last two weeks since suffering inflammation in his left elbow after hitting .625 with four homers in Spring Training before the injury. Giants were rained out in San Diego and Bonds was pulled from the lineup on Friday night when the game was delayed by rain for nearly two hours. Bonds has looked out of sync, granted, but he stiffed a group of NY tabloid reporters who wanted to talk to him on Opening Day, which didn't make those guys happy. Of course he spoke to MLB.com. For a complete report of how he felt after the opner:
http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060406&content_id=1387588&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf
By the way, the Giants started the oldest outfield in baseball history on Saturday -- Bonds in left(41), Steve Finley in center (41) and Moises Alou (39 and turning 40 on July 3). And Bonds hardly looked Frankensteinian in the second inning as he faded quickly back to the left-field fence to make a one-handed catch on a drive hit by the Braves' Adam LaRoche. He did break his bat lining out to center in the first inning.
 
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