Another update from Kevin:
Oliver Perez’s attempt to sabotage the Mets’ chances of winning this game have not worked. They only trail the Phillies 3-2 after five innings tonight at Shea.
You can thank veteran right-hander Aaron Sele for that. He’s been steady since Perez left after walking seven and hitting another in 2 2/3 innings.
When I heard Sele was on the roster in spring training, I thought for sure he would end up a starting pitcher. Instead, he was sent to the bullpen where he just might be this year’s version of Darren Oliver Ã¢â‚¬â€ the unheralded middle reliever who eats up innings and quietly keeps the Mets within reach of winning games.
We’ll see how Sele finishes up. I think he’s got a few more innings left him.
Prediction: Mets win this game 5-4 in a walkoff. Just a hunch.