Get the kinks out now, Billy!
The game against the Marlins was looking pretty good last night, until Billy Wagner gave up a 2-RBI walk off homer almost as soon as he got on the mound in the 9th. But you know what? As long as he does that when we’re nine million games ahead and NOT in the post-season, I can deal.
Another uneven start from Mike "Mouth Guard Chewer" Pelfrey confirms what even he said after his last outing–he needs some work on his secondary pitches. But he really only had 1 bad inning. Plus, he got out of a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the 6th, after a visit to the mound from Willie Randolph. "This is what you can do when you’re 14 games ahead," said Rob, as we watched Willie leave the kid in to see what he could do. Good job there, Mikey!
But the hottest of the hot, Carlos Beltran, continues to set away games on fire! His 33rd home run of the season in the 3rd inning scored Reyes and Lo Duca (who’s also feverishly hot of late!) to give Beltran his 96th RBI of the year.
Ouch, I burned myself!
I’m trying very hard to like Lastings Milledge. But oy, the attitude on this kid! After losing a ball in the sun (not the lights, as was thought by the commentators), Milledge walked away from Willie Randolph in the dugout, so Willie had to chase him to finish asking what happened. Willie didn’t look pleased. The post-show tried to make this into a big thing, which I don’t think it is, but still, Lastings. Show a tad of humility. Let us like you. Also, listen to every single word Cliff Floyd tells you and follow his expert advice.
SNY commentator quip of the night from Gary Cohen, brought to you by Lectric Shave Just For Men Bald Guyz Barbados Spotlight: "You never want to undress your catcher."
I’ve got a cool announcement coming soon about an event where you can meet one of your favorite 1986 Mets! So stay tuned!