Last night's game started out pretty painful. After Delgado stroked a bomb to right in the top of the 1st to give the Mets a 2-run lead, Pelfrey pitched a painful first inning that felt longer than an episode of American Idol.
Pelfrey is still working his way into mid-season form and it showed last night, but the amazing thing is he got the win. Delgado drove in 4 RBIs. Schneider and Beltran added an additional two a piece. And everyone in the starting lineup but Luis Castillo got a hit.
Man does Delgado look good swinging the bat or what? Can you tell he's in a contract year?
Now the bullpen held the levees last night, but it wasn't as smooth as we like to see. What is it about the Mets that forces relievers to make things interesting. Bases loaded? Long fly ball to the warning track? Tell me you didn't think that ball was gone off the bat?
Looks like KRod will follow in the footseps of Franco, Benitez, Looper & Wagner as a closer who has to at least get a few people on base before he can seal the deal. At least we've come to expect it.
Early game today that starts around noon. Who's anxious to see Alex Cora?