Carlos Delgado just finished holding court. Of course, he said all the right things about returning to Toronto. One thing interesting he did say was he wouldn’t discount the possibility of coming back here after his contract expires. “If that is an option,’’ he said.
Don’t know how much of that is being politically correct or he really means it. But if he plays out his contract through the 2008, if he’s still playing as well as he is now and the Mets are winning, I don’t see why he wouldn’t want to play in the new park when it opens the following year.
By the way, Julio Franco was originally going to play first tonight, but Delgado asked to play the field.
Here’s the MetsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ lineup:
SS Jose Reyes: Hit .500 (15-30) in homestand.
C Paul Lo Duca: Hit only .111 in homestand.
CF Carlos Beltran: Hitting .351 (20-57) over last 15 games.
1B Carlos Delgado: RBI in 10 of last 14 games.
3B David Wright: Hit .370 with three homers in homestand.
2B Jose Valentin: Is the 132nd player to play at third for Mets.
DH Julio Franco: Hitting .367 (11-30) as pinch-hitter.
RF Xavier Nady: No problems from appendectomy.
LF Lastings Milledge: Has 11 RBI in last 15 games.
LHP Tom Glavine: 10-2, 3.48