By Mike Steffanos
Game 47: Mets 9 - Rockies 2
Baseball is a funny game. After Johan Santana and Oliver Perez came up short in their efforts to end the losing streak, Claudio Vargas does it on 3 days rest. After being staked to a big early lead, Vargas throws strikes and gives the Mets a quality 7 inning effort. You couldn't have scripted that much better after the bullpen had to provide 8 innings of work the night before.
Nick Evans looks interesting beyond his great debut. Drafted in 2004 as an 18-year-old, he has put up decent minor league numbers (271 ./337.466 in 5 seasons), but has never been seen as a top prospect. He had a good year in High-A St. Lucie last season and was off to a hot start in AA Binghamton, but it was still a surprise when the Mets called him up. He has a clue at the plate and it will be interesting to see how he develops.