By Mike Steffanos
Game 7: Mets 8 - Phillies 2
I'd hardly call this win over the Phillies an unqualified artistic success, but there were good things in what was certainly a sanity win for Mets fans. The offense still left a little to be desired, but Mike Pelfrey pitched to the blueprint that can lead to some success this season and grabbed a win his first time out. Although he did burn 100 pitches in his 5 innings of work, Pelfrey was aggressive with his fastball and kept it mostly down in the zone.
Jorge Sosa gave the Mets a perfect 2 innings out the bullpen after getting a little beat up recently. Pedro Feliciano worked around a bases loaded situation in a scoreless eighth inning, and Carlos Muniz contributed a scoreless ninth.
Angel Pagan continued his strong start with a 2-run double.
For a change the Mets took advantage of some sloppy play by the Phillies, who walked 9 batters and committed 4 errors. Other than the win, the best part is a one day reprieve from all of the negativity of the past few days.
So, what's the feeling out there? I know I'm in a better mood tonight.