The security guards have been chasing people away from Anna Benson all night, but she’s not put out by it. She loves the attention, of course. Did the Mets trade Kris Benson because of his wife? I doubt she was the reason, but I don’t doubt they weren’t unhappy to see her leave.
Speaking of the trade, I think it’s fair to say the Orioles won this one. They received an innings eater for on-the-slide reliever Jorge Julio who didn’t stay with the Mets for two months. Sure, sure, Orlando Hernandez has pitched well since coming here, but Benson will still be pitching when he’s gone.
Benson has been really good tonight. And, yup, the Mets would gladly take what he’s done for the back end of their rotation.
The highlight tonight? It hasn’t been the Mets’ offense. So far, it has been the ice cream.