Bernadina Applesauce - Rookie Steals The Show, Beltran Feels Good, Islanders Moving To Queens?

Cool Standings says the Mets have a 15% chance of making the playoffs right now. Baseball Prospectus says 21%.

Meet the Mets

Bill Madden took a break from speculating on George Steinbrenner's love life to write about yesterday's star, Roger Bernadina.

Matthew Artus at Always Amazin' recalls some prior Mets closers, in light of Francisco Rodriguez's failure yesterday. Brian Joura at Mets360 takes a closer look at Jerry Manuel's bullpen management, which Sokojoe also did in yesterday's FanPosts. Metstradamus attended the new Broadway play Death of a Closer last night.

There seems to be a daily update on Carlos Beltran's status. The latest one is encouraging -- Voltron says he feels good and is making progress.

Jeff Wilpon spoke with Islanders owner Charles Wang about moving the Isles to Queens. As long as they don't change the name of the team, that's fine with me.

Around MLB

Miguel Olivo hit a walkoff home run as the Rockies beat the Phillies 4-3 in extra innings. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain.

The Braves crushed the Brewers 9-2 behind a decent start from Derek Lowe.

Marlin Maniac remains concerned about ultra-prospect Mike Stanton's strikeouts.

Bengie Molina is upset that Sportscenter made light of his lack of athleticism.

"We're gon' be doin' one thing and one thing only. Killin' Natsies."

Gaslamp Ball picks out some Padres look-a-likes.

Royals fans as Andy Dufresne?

Billy Ripken Bombs -- kind of like Photobombs but with more profanity. (language NSFW)

Outside MLB

Neil Best says it's time for sportswriters to stop voting on major awards. I agree, they should be reporting on the news, not making the news.

For fans of Quentin Tarantino, here is a compilation of the "Tarantino shot" from all of his films.

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