It would have been very easy for the Mets to come back home and totally give up on the season after their disastrous West Coast swing. But I'll give them credit, they didn't show any signs of giving up last night, which might be a testament to Willie Randolph's skills as a motivator. Who knows? Kris Benson didn't have his best stuff, but somehow gutted out 7 strong innings.
Radio highlight of the night came during the reading of the out of town scoreboard:
Gary Cohen: "...and the Royals, who haven't won since the Johnson administration, will be in Seattle later."
Howie Rose: "You mean Andrew Johnson, right?"