Meet the Mets
The loss was bad. Really bad. But, may I just point out that Tim Redding wasn't awful. What can you expect when you have your starting first baseman out and you're down to your third string shortstop? And when Angel Pagan doesn't move out of the way when Carlos Voltron is calling for a ball? I will encourage optimism and point you to Eric's awesome analysis of the Met offense so far this year.
But seriously, how do you miss third base? And 5 errors? Really? Really?
Carlos Delgado will undergo surgery today and is expected to miss at least two months. Could Micah Hoffpauir be his replacement? I personally would be a fan of Nick Johnson. Unfortunately, Mike Silva agrees. As long as it's not Russell Branyan. Aubrey Huff is a possibility as well.
So long Nelson Figueroa, again. We didn't even get a farewell tour.
Around the NL East
Derek Lowe finally loses, despite going 8 innings in front of the smallest crowd in Turner Field history (15,364). The Braves are somewhat closer to getting another former ace pitcher on the mound, as Tim Hudson's rehabilitation is going well.
Jason Isringhausen made his first Ray appearance last night. Izzy allowed one hit in one inning with a 90 mph fastball.
World Series games will start a half hour earlier this year.
The illusion of a curveball demonstrated. That is pretty cool.
And finally, Alfonso Soriano gets mocked at a WWE event. Classy.