Carlos Delgado got the Mets off to a good start, lining an RBI double to right in the top of the first off rookie James Parr. That marked career hit No. 2,000. Parr certainly had some control issues in the two-run inning – three walks, including one to Luis Castillo with the bases loaded. Parr started his Braves career this month with 14 1/3 scoreless innings. This was his fourth big-league start and outing after being called up Sept. 2. He was 13-7 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 games (26 of them starts) combined at Double-A and Triple-A this season.
Update, 3:45 Well, Parr didn’t make it out of the second. But Mike Pelfrey wasn’t at his best early on, either. But he’s kept it together for six despite not having his best material, two runs, six hits.
It’s amazing sometimes, though, how the Mets score early and then just stop hitting.