Six years later, the man that Bordick was traded for enters his prime, and enters Shea Stadium with the express purpose of stopping the bullet train that was his employer, the New York Mets. Meanwhile Bordick is at home doing the same thing he did during his Mets career post July 29th.
And as such, the Mets past comes back to haunt them yet again as their eight game winning streak was snapped tonight by the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3. Thankfully, Mora resides in a division far, far away...minimizing the havoc that he would obviously wreak on the Mets if he was in, say, Philadelphia.
But let's not lay blame totally on the past, because Aaron Heilman resides in the present. And presently, Aaron Heilman has given up 16 runs in his last 11 and 2/3's innings, which stretch back to May 23rd. Luckily, in the seven games he's given up runs, the Mets are 5-2. But you can say that Heilman was directly responsible for those two losses. (Here's something for the conspiracy theorists out there: Of the last seven games that Heilman has given up runs, four of those games were in Steve Trachsel starts, while two of them were in Tom Glavine starts. Hmmmmmmm...) As for tonight, you can't walk the first two guys you face and then lament that they scored on a botched grounder and a bloop hit. But that's exactly what happened in the seventh, before Mora's blast.
So is Aaron Heilman's mind right? Is the reality that Aaron Heilman will probably never start regularly, or irregularly as a member of the Mets sinking in, and subconsciously causing Heilman to throw meatballs?
Too bad Sigmund isn't alive to see this...he'd have a field day with Kris' wife.