Saturday, April 16, 2005
4/15 - Mets 4, Marlins 0
Five in a row? Umm, what the heck is going on here? Mike Piazza, for at least one night, looked like the guy he was at the end of last century, with some great swings in all his at bats, and drove in three runs. And being a Red Sox fan as well, whenever I hear the name "Aaron," I feel like it will automatically be followed by "Fucking Boone." Maybe now the name Aaron will give me better memories, as Aaron Heilman's one-hitter tonight was the most impressive pitching performance of this young season by any pitcher. This is what the Mets scouting department dreamed of in 2001 when they drafted him in the first round. He had clear command of every pitch he threw and made the Marlins' best hitters look foolish. Kris Benson might have to start healing a bit faster if Heilman can follow this performance up.