Ump’s Call Delayed The Inevitable…And May End Up As A Positive
As shaky as C.B. Bucknor’s call was on Marlon Anderson’s take-out slide of Tad Iguchi in the Mets-Phillies game last night, I steadfastly believe that had the play stood and the Mets had scored the tying run, someone for the Phillies would have hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. Losing the way the Mets did may turn out to be a positive because a walk-off loss after tying the game in the ninth inning is far more aggravating than simply losing the way the Mets did. The play may also serve as an igniter for the Mets stagnating offense in that they may come out this afternoon and take their anger out on Kyle Lohse to end this streak. Anything that wakes them up can only be seen as a positive. Taking their frustrations out on the Phillies pitchers is far better than continually whining about what happened in the past.