By Mike Steffanos
Astros 8 - Mets 3
Played Sunday, July 8, 2007
I'm sure in Dave Williams' fantasies, his first start since returning from the neck injury would solidify his spot on the roster. After giving up 8 runs while failing to make it out of the fourth, it will be interesting to see what the Mets decide to do with Williams, who is out of minor league options.
Complicating matters some is that Aaron Sele, who seemed to be on the express train out of town a week or so back, has pitched well his last few times out. This includes a strong 2-2/3 innings Sunday in relief of Williams.
For the Mets, a chance to win a series and build a little positive momentum heading into the break went up in smoke by the fourth inning. In a way, I guess that's fitting. The last week of the season featured a nice 3 of 4 over the Phillies, a disastrous 3 games in Denver, and finished with an indecisive split in Houston. The mystery of what the 2007 Mets really are continues.