Lose 5, win 6, lose 2--it's the year of streaks so far for "the new Mets." This game was not a close as the score indicates, as Randy Wolf stymied the Mets into the 9th inning, and the returning Cliff Floyd was lucky to get a 3-0 fastball from Tim Worrell that Floyd blasted for a home run. Kaz Ishii returned to his Dodgers form by throwing 1100 consecutive balls to start the bottom of the 1st. (Or at least it seemed that many.) And Felix Heredia, the odd man out of the Yankees bullpen last season, seems destined for the same fate in a new borough, as he's been incredibly ineffective and reinjured his pitching hand last night.
Tonight Vincente Padilla makes his first start off the DL for the Phils against Victor Zambrano. For some reason I'm optimistic, and I can't figure out why.