I'm wondering during the game if part of the reason Carlos D is doing so poorly this year...is because of himself.
As I once asked the question if we could save Mike Pelfrey from himself-frey, what kills me about Carlos Delgado is not that he is a shadow of his former self but that he is SUCH a keen baseball player. We will only see few like him in our lifetime.
So when the Dodgers intentionally loaded up the bases with 2 out to get to Delgado, the crowd roared. But not with boos, with CHEERS. With standing ovations. I also said out loud - give 'em hell, Carlos.
And give 'em hell he did. Driving in 2 runs with one swing, Laverne Delgado's clutch hit turned out to be the difference maker in the game today.
Not to mention El Duque's balls-on performance. Sure, he gave up back-to-back home runs towards the end, but you have to give him a pass. Not only did he managed to only give up something like 2 hits up to that point, he is also 89 years old. Let's cut him some slack, eh?
And of course my MVP candidate, David Wright, is also clutch.
And I think I might love Jeff Conine. I used to love his name (I used to call him Jeff "Canine" - how funny am I, right??????), but now I love that he is such a gamer on our team.
All in all, it was nice to see the Mets *finally* take a series with the first two games of the series.
Let's get em tomorrow too.