The only thing I dislike about the Mets’ 3-4-5 of Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado (above, background) and David Wright is that I’d rather see Wright hitting 3rd and and Beltran 2nd. But I can’t argue with the results ; New York ran their record to an eye-popping 7-1 as the aforementioned trio hit a combined 4 HR’s off DC starter Livan Hernandez (above, foreground).
The nicest thing I can say about Joey Eischen’s afternoon (1 IP, 5 hits, 2 walks, 5 earned runs) is that he might be available for Jorge Julio, straight up.
After the game, Washington demoted OF Brandon Watson (above) to New Orleans and recalled Ryan Church. The latter’s opening week with the Zephyrs was marked by an OBP of .259 and a slugging percentage of .261. That’s probably all you need to know about how much Frank Robinson liked Brandon Watson.
I don’t care how long you’ve been watching Red Sox games on the idiot box. There’s little that can prepare you for Jerry Remy (above) and Don Orsillo discussing fraudulent couture. Speaking of fraudulent, Matt Clement did his best Ted Lilly impersonation at Fenway tonight, walking 4 and allowing a 2nd inning grand slam to Toronto’s Vernon Wells. Lilly, on the other hand, has been unusually efficient, striking out 7 and walking none over 4 1/3 innings, with the Blue Jays leading 7-1.
On the bright side for Boston, Julian Tavares has made his regular season debut and he’s yet to stomp on anyone’s arm.