So much for my theory about Orlando Hernandez being emotionally drained in his return to the Stadium. Giving up two runs is enough to win most games. Then again, getting only one hit usually doesn’t get it done on the other side.
Four in a row now for the Mets. “We’ve been playing with house money for awhile,” manager Willie Randolph said. He’s right, they were due for a slide and here it is. How they respond will be interesting.
Notebook: Carlos Delgado saw a doctor about his rib cage and is cautiously optimistic about tomorrow. … Cliff Floyd’s said his timing is off. … David Wright struck out three times and is 4-25 on this trip. … Paul Lo Duca was the DH tonight, but should be behind the plate tomorrow. … Steve Trachsel is 1-3 with a 3.90 ERA in five starts vs. Yankees as a Met. … Third base coach Manny Acta returned to the Dominican Republic after the sudden death of his brother, Fernando.
That’s it for me tonight. I’m writing about Cliff Floyd and Lastings Milledge tomorrow in The Journal News and lohud.com. Peter will have his take on the Yankees and Jorge Posada.
Until tomorrow, good-night.