After losing a home series to the Giants, and getting swept at home by the Phillies, the Mets finally got a win in Detroit. Jorge Sosa pitched another fantastic game. David Wright and Carlos Delgado are finally starting to get some hits with regularity.
The two big concerns right now are the bullpen and the injury situation in the outfield. Scott Schoenweiss and Aaron Heilman have been terrible this year. Schoenweiss isn’t tradeable because of his three year contract, but I’d like to see Heilman get a fresh start somewhere else. Obviously, he hasn’t been happy for several years working in relief. I think its time for him to be traded.
There isn’t much the Mets can do about the injuries in the outfield. They just need to weather the storm. It’s hard to watch Ben Johnson and Carlos Gomez playing every day. I don’t even like to see Endy Chavez playing as much as he was. Ricky LeDee was pulled off the scrap heap to start in left field last night. That’s when you know things have gotten really bad. It’s really too bad that Lastings Milledge has been hurt. I would’ve liked to see him get some regular playing time in the majors. It also would’ve been a nice showcase before the trading deadline next month.
Fortunately, the Mets are still 4.5 games ahead of the Braves. Let’s hope they can keep it that way until Moises Alou and Shawn Green come back from injuries. I never would’ve thought that I’d be hoping for Shawn Green to get back into the lineup!