Rubber games haven’t been the Mets’ strength this year, but if they’re going to have any chance of relevancy they better start learning to win them soon. No better time than tonight against the MFYs who don’t look all that tough after winning Friday on an error and pretty much beaten in all facets last night by Mike Pelfrey and the Mets.
As you know by now, it wasn’t reliever Ryota Igarashi returning Friday but Elmer Dessens, summoned when John Maine was involuntarily disabled. The Glue Gun, still the only Met ever to wear No. 64, was rushed into action without great results, but it will be nice to have Igarashi back today; Manny Acosta was demoted to Buffalo to make room. As said below, I’m on a temporary break from my campaign to make Jerry Manuel pay for the Mets’ struggles and instead concentrating on being a supporter now when the team needs me. It feels good! And what can I say, it was encouraging to see Jerry make an aggressive bullpen move that made sense last night and resist the urge to stifle the offense. Let’s Go Mets!