But if you must ask (and full apologies to Silver Abuse), Ollie’s inability to get out of the first inning tonight against the monumentally horseshit SF Giants was exactly the sort of thing that drove self-appointed team spokesperson Billy Wagner to distraction a few weeks ago. It’s exactly the sort of non-competitive, show-up-to-get-lit-up bullshit that we’ve not seen since Tom Glavine made his last night start in a Mets uniform. It’s the kind of thing that extinguishes much of the goodwill built by a 5-2 homestand that was nearly preceded with the manager committing career suicide.

Mitigating circumstances
aside, Monday’s 10-2 loss in San Francisco was an embarrasssment. To call Perez “erratic” at this point would be a massive compliment. He’s almost the pitching equivalent of Jamal Crawford, except Crawford isn’t nearly as capable of singlehandedly determining a game’s outcome.

New Orleans OF Chris Aguila was in the midst of a 15 for 25, 7 for 7 spurt against Round Rock tonight when he was finally retired on a warning track fly ball by none other than former Met Jorge Sosa. The Zephyrs beat the Express, 12-4 Monday evening in a lopsided affair that’s most memorable moment — other than David Newhan jogging after balls hit in front of or behind him — was former CNN war correspondent Mike Capps calling New Orleans C Robinson Cancel “a Ninja Turtle”.