I remember back on Opening Day 2005, John Franco was on the Houston Astros roster. I didn't think he would play that day -- frankly, I thought their manager would be an idiot to do that, since he was booed during the introductions (back in 2005, Kazmir-gate was still fresh in our minds). Lo and behold, he comes in eventually and immediately gives up a bunch of runs.
So now think about how many times Armando Benitez blew saves for us back in the day...and how that boomerang is coming back to hit him in the head.
Couple this with Lastings Milledge hitting a game-tying home run last year in a save opportunity, and now Carlos Delgado coming back from the dead...TWICE...this was a good night.
"It's not my problem. His job is to pitch and my job is to hit." -- Delgado, on Benitez (LOL)
To be honest folks, I didn't see much of the game after Oh Pea was taken out. Though he had a decent night, the Mets just couldn't score off Lincecum -- another Gomer Pyle look-alike who was fixing to be the next SUCK ME candidate. I ended up falling asleep soon after...
Oh and by the way, Atlanta lost too.
I am going to a concert tonight with SassDawg, so I probably won't be posting for another two days or so. See you in a few!