The Mets will reach the half-way point of the 2011 season this week. They begin play with a record of 39 and 39, not just .500 overall but across the board.
You couldn’t blame the Mets if they were upset about a walk-off balk, of all things, costing them a chance for a sweep of the Braves in Atlanta — but they weren’t.
Francisco Rodriguez took responsibility for the blown save that led to D.J. Carrasco’s game-ending balk in the 10th inning on Thursday. “Three pitches, it’s a tie ballgame,” Rodriguez said. “There’s no excuses. I didn’t execute and it cost us the game.”
D.J. Carrasco’s walk-off balk had the schmoozer sullen, frustrated and angry as he tried to make sense of why — oh why?! — the Mets aren’t leaving Atlanta with a 3-game sweep.
With Jerry “Rello” Recco taking the day off to spend the day with his family, the one and only John Minko filled in this morning and provided his brand of sports updates all morning long, beginning just before 6:30 Friday morning.
With the balk-off loss to the Braves on Thursday, the Mets dipped below the .500 mark yet again, which has Craig at his wits end.