Meet the Mets
While the Mets didn't have Stephen Strasburg pitching and gaining all the headlines, they did have Mike Pelfrey going 9 strong innings and Ike Davis crushing an off-speed pitch for a walk-off 11th inning home run. Video here. Last night also marked the first chance for Jesus Feliciano to wear a MLB uniform; Manuel decided to bench him to allow the spotlight to stay on Strasburg.
Youth was served last night in baseball's up-and-coming division. Some guy named
Elvis Strasburg pitched in DC, striking out a few, and commanding a few live blogs (Posnanski here and Silva here) and even a link dump. All in all, a historically good outing for the rookie.
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the Marlins brought up their own star prospect Mike Stanton who had 3 hits.
Philly.com compiles some of their fans' finer moments.
Pete Rose controversies just never die; this time it's a corked bat in Cooperstown.