Bad night for Brian
It's not often that you see Brian Roberts look bad in just about every facet of the game, but I guess everybody's entitled to a night like this once in a while. BRob made that error in the fourth inning that opened the door to a four-run Mets rally, then struck out with the bases loaded in the fifth with a chance at redemption. He finished the night 0 for 5.
"We play a lot of games,'' Roberts said afterward. "It's not the first time I've gone 0 for 5, not the first time I've made an error, not the first time I've done both in the same game. It's not fun, but we play a lot of games in our careers and that happens. I'm going to go home and get a good night's sleep and come back tomorrow."
His eventful evening didn't end there. He had the better angle on the popup that Aubrey Huff dropped in the seventh inning to account for the other two Mets runs, but he had a long way to go because he shading Mets third baseman David Wright toward second base. Huff tried to make an over-the-shoulder basket catch and the ball appeared to glance off his wrist.
Stuff happens, but this kind of stuff doesn't usually happen to Roberts.
Associated Press file photo