The Mets had the total package on display tonight. Glavine was flawless. Beltran and Green hit bombs. Reyes was Reyes. And behind some stellar defensive play, the Mets cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Oakland A’s to take the first of three games.
It was nice to see Tom Glavine get back to form as he pitched a beautiful game for his 296th win. He also had two hits including a double and 2 RBI. It was great to see Jose Reyes having some fun shadow boxing in the dugout while Beltran, Gotay and Sosa looked on. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this kind of banter and it was a welcomed sight.
I guess the only negative of the night was Randolph pulling Glavine in the 9th after allowing a hit on his first pitch. I guess he wanted to get him a standing ovation as he walked off the mound, but the crowd wasn’t too pleased. They wanted a complete game.
Be that as it may, it was a nice all-around victory. Let’s get another one tomorrow to make it two in a row for the first time in three eeks.