So Pedro goes six innings, strikes out 12, gives up three runs but settles down quickly, hands over a lead, Beltran, Matsui and Floyd all homer--and then Braden Looper blows it in less than two minutes by back-to-back home runs? So the old Mets let down the "New Mets." Which leads me to ask, was Mel Rojas anywhere near the ballpark today? The picture of Willie Randolph seconds after the home run by Joe Randa was worth 10,000 words. Welcome to painful side of N.Y baseball, Mr. Randolph. You will experience many moments like this over the next 161 games. Being a Mets fan (or manager) hardens you for the ups and downs of life, I like to think.
On the plus side, Zisk is famous in the Chicago Tribune (you may have to register to read it).