Ouch. That one was ugly. The one that got away shutting down the Mets for 6+ innings while the one we're stuck with is in Florida sitting around.
Meet the Mets
Carlos Delgado was out of last night's lineup with his sore hip acting up again. He will miss tonight's game as well and possibly tomorrow. The New York Times doesn't know what to call the injury, not that it matters since it might affect the rest of his season.
Tim Redding made his second AAA start last night for Buffalo, going 7 innings and allowing 3 runs.
Sam has a great rant about last night, which was followed up by NY Sports Dog's blasting of Jerry Manuel's tactical abilities.
Mike Silva is disappointed in Jose Reyes and David Wright's not-greatness.
The Mets offered Derek Lowe the same contract offer as they wound up signing Oliver Perez for.
Shea's gravestone is now in place.
Around the NL East
As the Braves threw the should-have been Met out on the pitching mound last night, they are preparing to have the old former Met throw some simulated innings in the minors.
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman now has a 29 game hitting streak, singling in his first AB of Washington's 11-7 loss to San Francisco. The Giant win was also the 298th for Randy Johnson. Bad news for the Nationals, potential all-star Lastings Milledge broke his finger while playing for AAA Syracuse.
The Florida Marlins sent Cameron Maybin down to the minors. Maybin was hitting .202 this season.
In Philadelphia news, Ryan Howard is now a "ballplayer". Kyle Kendrick, however, is not.
A juicy controversy is brewing in the Dodger/Giant rivalry. Giant closer Brian Wilson is angry at Dodger Casey Blake for mocking his save celebration, which also happens to have religious and family meaning. Good stuff.
MLB found elevated testosterone levels in Manny's urine, which helped lead to the suspension.
The White Sox have called up Jimmy Gobble. No real news here, but really, what better to write about than a guy named Gobble?
Brian Cashman is in no rush to bring back Yankee starter Chien-Ming Wang.
For those of you who can stand listening to Mike & Mike without Roger Clemens, did any of you catch the interview this morning? Should I care about it?