It was an ugly 18-9 loss for the New York Mets, at the hands of the Colorado Rockies. Yet one silver lining was the theatrics of Scott Hairston. An unlikely candidate, given he only had five hits on the season, coming into the contest. With the cycle, which Hairston also completed in just six innings, he became the tenth Mets player in franchise history to attain the feat.
Mets thought of the day: Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins are 2 very good baseball men. I bet throwing a bunch of money at borderline FA's wouldn't have yielded a more competitive product on the field. As far as the young arms, I'm dying to see one too. However, they don't want to rush the kids because we know what happens when you crush a young pitchers mojo by throwing him out there too soon.
I just hope, for Johan, that this game turns the tide and he wins like his next 25-30 games for us. If the Offense can click with Joahn pitching, this team can win many games.