Saturday, May 21, 2005

Good Lovin'

Whatever Anna Benson is cooking for Kris, make sure he keeps eating it. In fact whatever else Anna is doing for Kris, keep it up. If behind every great pitcher is a great wife, then Kris better make sure he never gives Anna that excuse to sleep with the rest of the team (no matter what the rest of the team hopes for).

Benson was outstanding today in the biggest start of his career thus far as the Mets took the second of three against the Yankees 7-1. Kris gave up 3 hits, no runs, struck out 3 and walked 3 in 6 innings, and badly outpitched Randy Johnson in the process. Johnson gave up 5 runs and 12 hits in 6 and 2/3 innings, including 2 to opposing pitchers, in today's loss.

Both teams lost superstars to injury. Derek Jeter was hit in the left elbow with a Benson pitch in the sixth and left the game after it swelled up. Carlos Beltran, meanwhile, strained his right quad and left the game after the 5th. Both Beltran and Jeter are day to day.

Besides a garbage run off of Looper, the bullpen was outstanding, as Dae Sung Koo, pitching AND hitting star today, struck out three of the four Yankees he faced today, and Roberto Hernandez took another swig out of the Ponce de Leon fountain today, pitching a perfect two thirds of an inning.

Heroes and Zeroes:

All heroes today. Miguel Cairo continued his hot hitting off of Randy Johnson with a HR in the 7th after Dae Sung Koo's adventure on the basepaths. Jose Reyes had three hits, including a triple, and the big sacrifice hit that scored Koo preceding Cairo's homer, and had 4 RBI's. David Wright was 2 for 4 with a couple of RBI's, and of course Kris Benson qualifies with his performance.

No comments: