Mets up, 5-0 in the third. Early and a lot of things can happen, but this is a big moment strategically in the game for the Mets.
We all know how the bullpen has been drained. Last night it basically went four at LA, and it doesn’t need another night like that, I say, as Claudio Vargas — the pitcher — just doubles.
They got Hernandez to give them innings, and this is a lead he needs to hold … with a minimum of effort.
And following that up with a walk to Craig Counsel isn’t helping matters.
postscript: Hernandez got out of it, but that was too much work.