Lately we've been treated to thrillingt comeback baseball from the Mets, but last night the team dug too deep a hole. The night will go down as a highlight for one Met at least. Mike Baxter made his first ML start in right field for the Amazins. I'm quickly becoming a Baxter fan...this type of shrewd waiver pickup is just another example of Sandy Alderson being really good at his job.
With the Mets losing, Izzy's pursuit of 300 saves was put on hold for another night. Seeing him do that in a Mets uniform will certainly be a nice event, especially after the general disappointment of "Generation K".
Reports are floating around that the Mets are willing to give Reyes a 100 million dollar deal. Howard Megdal takes a look at how the "injury prone" Reyes stays on the field compared to another fairly expensive shortstop who reached free agency.
David Wright spent a little time yesterday with a few NYPD officers who lost family in the 9/11 attacks.
Around the NL East:
The Braves swept the Marlins with a 6-2 victory. Ted Berg takes a closer look at ex-minnow Dan Uggla's hitting streak.
Unlike Beltran's new club, K-rod's new team has streaked it's way into the division lead.