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Splitsville: Mets 9, Astros 1

I don't think there's any question this was Mike Pelfrey's best start of the season. I seem to be saying that every week now, but that's more a commentary on Pelfrey's intelligent design than my running out of things to say. Even with the two hits and a run that he allowed in the ninth inning, Pelfrey still only faced three more batters than the minimum. He struck out six and walked none, and posted a ridiculous 18-to-3 groundball ratio. That's just plain sick.

Carlos Delgado had another huge game, smacking two three-run homers (both with Jose Reyes and David Wright on base), and somewhat miraculously now has 28 homeruns and 90 RBI. Granted, fifteen of those RBI came in two games (tonight's and the nine-spot he laid on the Yankees at The Stadium a couple of months ago), but he has transformed his season from colossal disaster to better-than-decent for a first-baseman.

So the Mets split their four-game series with the Astros, which is not great but not awful either. Of course, no thanks to the effing Dodgers, the Mets lost two games in the standings to the Phillies, who swept Joe Torre & Co. in four games at CBP. The Mets now head to CBP for a mini two-gamer with the Phillies, who trail by just a half-game in the NL East.

Big winners: Mike Pelfrey, +31.9% WPA, Carlos Delgado, +21.2% WPA
Big losers: Luis Castillo, -4.0% WPA, Brian Schneider, -2.4% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Delgado three-run bomb (1 of 2), +20.5% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Blum double in 5th, -3.9% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +31.9%
Total batter WPA: +18.1%
GWRBI: Carlos Delgado

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Name # of Posts
Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright 31
gogomets 16
JoshNY 12
Simons 11
mmxii 7
anonymous 3
johnnyapple 3
eteich 1