Mets 6, Rockies 1
John Maine's pitching line:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 7.2 7 1 1 2 5 0 108-73 64I don't say this to disparage the Rockies, but the Mets did a great job last season of beating up on the also-rans, so it's critical for them to continue doing more of the same this year. Case in point: the Mets had trouble with the Braves, but the Braves went to Florida and lost last night, vaulting the Mets back into first place. Florida isn't a terrible team, but they're not great, either. Even if the Mets can only manage .500 against the very good teams (though we'd expect better), if they dominate the dregs or near-dregs they will be in very good shape.
John Maine, splendiferous.
D-Dub, still a-slumpin'.
C-Del, finally going yard.
Pedro Feliciano, one and done.
Ambiorix Burgos, Walk Machine.
Jose Reyes, 0-for-4?
Jose Valentin? Stachepower, of course.
Paul Lo Duca, injured, or just bad?
Todd Helton? Thin air or no, the dude just knows how to hit.
- Hitting: Jose Valentin, 23.1% WPA
- Pitching: John Maine, 27.6% WPA
- Hitting: Carlos Beltran, -6.5% WPA
- Pitching: none