By Mike Steffanos
Mets 7 - Diamondbacks 1
Played Saturday, June 2, 2007
A big difference between this season and last has been the starting rotation. It seemed for much of the 2006 season as if the Mets were running a guy out there every fifth day that didn't belong in the major league. Sometimes it would even be 2 of the starters that fit in that category.
It's been different this year. When El Duque went down, we only had to endure one Lima-esque start from Chan Ho Park before the Mets reached down into their depth and pulled up Jorge Sosa. When Mike Pelfrey proved that he wasn't ready for prime time, Sosa had showed enough to stay on as the fifth starter. I think there is part of me that is still waiting for the bubble to burst, but he continues to provide quality starts.
|Jorge Sosa (5-1)|
|TOTAL (6 Games)||36.1||13||13||25||22||13||4||3.22||1.05||5-1|
Offensively, David Wright looks a lot more comfortable at the plate, taking pitches and working the opposing pitcher. Delgado had a home run and an opposite field single (I wish he would go the other way more against right-handers, too.) Jose Reyes has shown signs that he may be ready to go on another hot streak.
The big story was the bench. Ramon Castro had a couple of hits, and Ruben Gotay had a huge game -- 3-4, including the 3-run homer that busted it open. Even Carlos Gomez was able to break an 0-18 skid with a single.