Thursday, May 05, 2005

5/5 - Mets 7, Phillies 5

This was the 2005 Home Opener, Part 2, as the Mets full projected lineup (minus a resting outfielder) was on the field for the first time. Welcome back Kris Benson, welcome back Mike Cameron and welcome back Mike Piazza's swing. Benson looked so-so in almost 5 innings of work, but he still looked a whole lot better than Victor Zambrano has this season. Cameron looked baffled in right field at one point, but he made up for that gaffe by going 2-for-4 with two doubles. And Piazza went 4-for-5 with an impressive looking homer, which hopefully will get him warmed up for their upcoming road trip to Milwaukee and Chicago.

On the negative side of things, why rest Cliff Floyd when he's this hot? If the Mets had lost, I can imagine the tabloids would have been all over Willie Randolph. And once again the bullpen is incredibly suspect. Aaron Heilman did a good job coming in after Benson had hit his pitch count cutoff at 80, but Mike DeJean, oy vey. A home run to Jimmy Rollins? Give me a break.

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