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I must admit that I fell asleep soon after the second bases loaded walk and was soon greeted by visions of Casey Fossum fluttering fastballs and Razor Shines randomly sending Daniel Murphy. Fortunately, I didn't even have the chance to envision Carlos Beltran not sliding into home or Daniel Murphy falling down in left field.

Meet the Mets

The New York Post has given us a twist on "Murphy's Law," a phrase that I wish had never even been considered to begin with. I really don't know what to do with Murphy at this point. His terrible fielding doesn't appear to be affecting him at the plate, but it is certainly affecting the team, playing a big role in two of the team's seven losses. 

The loss last night can only be described as "ugly." Metsradamus compares it with a Met team from the 60s, unfortunately not 1969.

Some good news, however. Mike Pelfrey is set to make his start on Saturday.

Andrew Vazzano doesn't really understand Omar's roster maneuvering this past weekend. Neither do I, Andrew, and neither does Nelson Figueroa.

Newsday's David Lennon makes some quick and easy suggestions to improve Citi Field: paint the wall blue and kill "Sweet Caroline."

Keith Olbermann has found Mr. Met's office. Maybe that's where he should be sleeping then.

Bernie Madoff's tickets have finally found an owner. That leaves the rest of Citi's field level seats to be sold

I can't believe if this is serious or not, but Rick Peterson will be playing himself in a movie adaptation of Moneyball.

Around the NL East

Phillie outfielder Shane Victorino awoke from his early season slumber in last night's 11-4 drubbing of the Brewers

National outfielder Elijah Dukes is in trouble with the team for his late arrival for a team meeting. The only caveat: he was meeting with a local little league who is offering to pay his fine.

Meanwhile, the Nationals bullpen drama continues, as Joe Beimel went on the 15 day DL and they recalled Saul Rivera. The pen responded, throwing 3 shutout innings during the Nats' 4-3 win over the Braves. The Nats are on their first winning streak of the season. Brave outfielder Garret Anderson sat for the second consecutive game with a quad strain.

Stephen Oh at Accuscore gives the Marlins a 29.3% chance of winning the division. The Mets are at 26.4% and the Phillies 24.4%.

Around MLB

No solid word on Vladimir Guerrero's timetable for a return to the Angels. Meanwhile, Anaheim is showing some interest in Pedro.

Yankee outfielder Xavier Nady will not have surgery on his elbow and hopes to return in four to six weeks.

The Royals have recalled pitcher Brian Bannister.

A scary moment in Toronto as umpire Kerwin Danley was carted off the field on a stretcher after getting hit in the head with a broken bat

 

Don't dwell on last night too much. Tomorrow/today's another day...