“If I had a crystal ball I would have changed it,” manager Willie Randolph said on if he considered starting Darren Oliver over Jose Lima in last night’s blowout loss to Florida.
Seven runs in three innings prove what I’ve said all along. One, two innings max for Lima. An error cost him a run in the first. One run in three innings was acceptable. Letting him come out for the fourth cost the Mets six and the game. After the game he was designated for assignment, which clears the roster spot for Mike Pelfrey’s start tomorrow.
FYI: The headfirst slide bought Jose Reyes a couple of stitches in his left pinkie, Randolph said. They don’t know if he’ll play Saturday.