UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: I’ll have updates here throughout the game. Consider this your in-game thread…
UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: Greg Norton is listed as an outfield on my roster and you just saw why. I know neither of those errors were charged to him but, geez, did he have a terrible inning trying to knock down those throws.
For anyone who worried about Mike Pelfrey’s sharpness, he looks pretty darn good. Six up, six down, and he’s been in the mid-90s on the gun here at Shea.
UPDATE, 7:51 p.m.: OK, here’s the deal on Al Reyes. He’ll be eligible for the postseason roster. Anyone in the organization by Aug. 31 is eligible. You can replace someone already on the roster who happens to be on the DL, like El Duque, Alou, etc. (Thanks to Pete Abraham for that.)
UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: For those who are interested, the B-Mets are hosting New Hampshire tonight. Ryan Church is 0 for 2 so far and Luis Castillo is 1 for 2 with an RBI in his final rehab game. … Fernando Martinez, who is slowly beginning to flash some power, has already drove home two runs and has two hits. … If you’re interested in keeping tabs on Church and co., you can check out the box score here.
UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Despite a near-disaster there, Mike Pelfrey did what he needed to do, escaping a bases-loaded, no-out jam with two runs allowed and a 6-3 lead.
It did make me wonder what Manuel and co. were thinking there considering what Manuel said about Pelfrey before the game. He gave up two straight walks with a five-run lead, but ended up finding the zone when he needed to.
For what it’s worth, he is only at 83 pitches and will come to bat here in the bottom of the sixth.
UPDATE, 8:49 p.m.: Mets are now 2 for 16 with a walk since the first inning. They just do not tack on.
UPDATE, 9:05 p.m.: Bobby Cox, a man known as a baseball genius, made a curious move there. I mean honestly, what happened the last time Willy Loman…err, Ohman…pitched to Delgado?
Of course, it worked so Cox is the genius. Those of us who questioned the moves are the fools.
One more inning here out of Pelfrey, who’s at 89 pitches. No one is warming in the ‘pen.