Friday, August 18, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 7 Phillies 2

The Mets bats finally woke up. Particularly the slumbering lumber of Carlos Delgado. He was 2 for his last 30 going into yesterday's game. Then he had four great plate appearances.

First inning: sacrifice fly to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead.
Second inning: solo homer. 444-foot blast to center, on the very next pitch after he crushed one to right, just foul.

first homer

Fifth inning: Another home run.

second homer

Seventh inning: RBI triple.

Prior to this game he had 0 homers and 4 RBI in August. He had 4 RBI in 4 different plate appearances. A good sign.

The other Carlos woke up also. Beltran had four hits and a home run, which came in the 5th inning right before Delgado's.

David Wright went 0-4 with 3 Ks and he still looks lost. He's now barely over .300.

Lastings Milledge also continuing to struggle.

Jose Valentin got hurt but expects to be day-to-day.

We though Pedro would be day-to-day also, but now he's on the DL. That leaves the starter for Saturday's game up in the air. Dave Williams or Oliver Perez (probably Williams) will be called up to make the start.

John Maine pitched great again. In his last five starts, he is 3-0 with a 1.62 ERA and the team has won all five games. I continue to be impressed by him.

I love Maine


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