That's John Maine. Apparently the battle for the fifth starter spot is not going to just be handed to Mike Pelfrey. Maine became the second Mets rookie starter this year to have a complete game shutout (with just 98 pitches). And he wasn't even supposed to start tonight--a great call by Willie Randolph to scratch El Duque because of the chance of multiple rain delays.
This was game where the Mets were running on all cylinders. Great pitching from Maine. Great defense from Jose Valentin, Cliff Floyd, Carlos Beltran and Paul Lo Duca. Great hitting from Valentin and the Carlos "I Might be Over This Slump" Delgado. As a fan, you couldn't ask for a better game to watch while you're stuck at working trying to catch up on, well, everything that piled up during a week of work hell.
Okay, I'm sensing a good homestand. Please don't let me be wrong.