But lots of good things came out of this series:
- The Mets starters: Pedro Martinez, Kaz Ishii, and Tom Glavine went inning for inning with the best the Marlins have to offer. I have to say that even after taking three of four, I'm impressed as heck with the Florida Marlins. Brian Moehler is pitching lights out; Dontrelle Willis was impressive in defeat when he didn't have his best stuff, and Josh Beckett is a horse. With his temper (which came out against Kenny Lofton the other night and against Victor Diaz earlier in the season when he felt each was showing them up), I think there will be some Clemens-type moments between himself and the Mets in the future. The Mets rotation matched them zero for zero, and if not for an ill-timed blow up by Heath Bell and Mr. Koo in the seventh, this is a sweep.
- Mike Piazza: Hopefully, his first RBI since May 9th on Saturday gets him going. He needed it.
- Doug Mientkiewicz: Two hits in 3 AB's today moved his average up to .216, and there will be no "I suck" quotes today. But is that a good thing? (See "The Doug Mientkiewicz Quotebook" at right.)
- Jose Reyes: Not one, but TWO walks today. That makes three in the series. I think I'm going to faint.