Yes, yes, yes, I know, Billy Wagner blew a save tonight. That’s five. That stuff happens. However, what the Mets will take out of tonight’s loss is another six innings from Mike Pelfrey. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam in his final inning, and that’s the kind of composure they are looking for in establishing their rotation.
Pelfrey figures to stay in the rotation when the Mets go from six to five with John Maine going to the bullpen.
A mixed night for Lastings Milledge. First, he lost a ball in the sun in the first inning that led to a Marlins’ run and was taken out for defense in the eighth. This guy has all the tools, they say, but gets pulled for defense. Willie Randolph explained Milledge hasn’t played a lot of right field. Then, what better way to learn than stay in the game when it counts?
Offensively, Randolph was pleased with three walks, saying it was a sign of increased patience.
Yeah, I know, right now it’s all about Wagner and a lot of you are probably chewing the rug. However, the Mets are up by a boatload of games and are looking at other things now.