I'm watching the game too. The Mets just climbed out of a 7-0 hole in a Visitor Ballpark. Win or Lose, this feat alone didn't occur much last year so this is a good sign..... especially when hitting gets contagious.
Angel Pagan's 2-run HR chipped away at the lead and we just sent 11 batters to the plate in the 5th inning and scored 5 runs. They just kept getting on base to keep the rally alive.
Nice job by Taylor Bucholz to restore some order in this game. The beneficiary of course is Mike Pelfrey who gets off the hook. Can you believe that his current ERA is 17.05? How long will it take him to lower that line?
ATW - Yes, Mike Pelfrey hasn't been doing us any favors lately, but let's view him as what he truly is: a number 3 or most likely a number 4 starter on the MLB level. He is not fairing too well in matching up against opposing team's true Aces so maybe Collins will shuffle up the rotation a bit when there is a break or opportunity in the schedule to do so. Until Johan Santana arrives back in Queens with the Calvary bugle horns blowing in the background, R.A. Dickey is currently the true Ace of the Mets staff.
Yogi - for some reason last night I was thinking of besides Babe Ruth, maybe it was Wes Ferrell (spelling?)?, but I couldn't remember what years Ferrell played last. I was way off. The Answer was Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies, and I just did a run on Baseball Reference.com. Here is the List below of the Top 10.
1. Steve Carlton (1965-1988) 123 Runs & 140 RBI
2. Jim Kaat (1959-1983) 117 Runs & 106 RBI
3. Bob Gibson (1959-1975) 132 Runs & 144 RBI
4. Robin Roberts (1948-1966) 107 Runs & 103 RBI
5. Warren Spahn (1942-1965) 141 Runs & 189 RBI
6. Early Wynn (1939-1963) 136 Runs & 173 RBI
7. Bob Lemon (1941-1958) 148 Runs & 147 RBI
8. Dizzy Trout (1939-1957) 99 Runs & 110 RBI
9. Bob Feller (1936-1956) 99 Runs & 99 RBI
10. Bucky Walters (1931-1950) 227 Runs & 234 RBI