dyuen87 wrote:Beltran wont get nearly as much heat as Randolph will for not going to Wagner in that spot.
Respectfully disagree with this point.First, Wagner had been shaky all series and if the HR Molina had connected was off of Wagner believe me Willie would be getting raked through the coals. Also, who knew how long this game would have gone.You can't burn one of your top relievers for just one inning.
As for Beltran, I thought he should have taken a swing on Strike 3 just to at least get a piece of that ball just to keep the AB going;Having said this, he was absolutely schooled by Wainwright & even if he had swung who's to say he would've made contact.
When a guy who had been getting rocked all year(O.Perez) gives you a chance to win, one of the most spectacular post-season catches is made(Endy Chavez) & your team still doesn't win you just file it under the not meant to be column.Mets put forth a great effort, it just wasn't in the cards(no pun intended).