By Mike Steffanos
Game 139: Mets 6 - Brewers 5 (10)
Earlier this year I got tired of the feeling that I was writing about the same depressing loss over and over again. The feeling of déjà vu I've been experiencing lately is much more pleasant.
We spent much of last year and some of this just hoping to see something like this. Of course, given my druthers I'd love to be seeing fight and a no-drama type of bullpen, but you can't have everything.
The Mets are fortunate to have 3 of the next 8 days as scheduled off days. I still wonder how the bullpen will hold up with guys pitching almost every day. Managing a bullpen doesn't seem to me one of Jerry Manuel's strengths as a manager, although I can't blame him for going to the well often on anything that works. He'd do well to find ways to give some of his more heavily used relievers a few more rest days.
Whatever else you can say about Luis Ayala, the man has some stones.
We'll do a pitching chart for Jon Niese if he makes another start.