But boy did Murphy look like Boggs in the eighth inning with a seven pitch at-bat against Eric Gagne which set up Carlos Delgado's 0-2 dinger which wound up winning the first game of this series against Milwaukee.
Of course, they'll need Murph to be Boggsian (not to mention Delgado continuing to stake his claim to the MVP award ... that's right, I said it) if Carlos Beltran is going to miss any time after tweaking his knee sliding into the home plate umpire, Ed Rapuano, while scoring the last run of the game. Which brings up an important point: How many times have you seen a runner slide into an umpire ... I'd be willing to say never, right? So this raises the question:
What in the bloody hell was Rapuano doing there?
I mean, if this never happens, and this isn't a common mistake, then you'd have to think that Rapuano's positioning is, oh I don't know ... stupid?
Beltran said a brief conversation with Rapuano ensued. "He asked me, 'How do you feel?'" Beltran said. "I said, 'Look at me, I'm limping.'"I know the Mets have to play against the umpires every once in a while but this is quite ridiculous.