I don't care, this is still a team of assassins.
I showed up late with the Mets already down 0-3. Mets2Moon filled me in on what I missed, and then things promptly got much, much worse. John Maine's ERA rocketed up to a lofty 2.15. Carlos Zambrano sprinkled six hits and three walks over his eight innings, but the Mets cashed in exactly once, on Shawn Green's solo homer in the fifth.
M2M questioned the move to bring Schoeneweis over Aaron Sele trailing 1-3 in the sixth, and he may have had a point, but to me it was pick your poison. After Aramis Ramirez's truly monstrous grand slam that made this one your proverbial laugher, I guess I gotta concede this one to M2M.
No images today. That's how sternly I disapprove of this loss.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
In the notes at the bottom of this game recap it's reported that the Mets picked up an infielder named Jake Gautreau from Cleveland for a player or cash (CBS Sportsline sagely suggests that you ignore him in your fantasy league for the time being). The Mets have been suffering mightily for the lack of a French-derived bat in the lineup since the departure of Xavier Nady, so here's a move that could pay dividends down the road. Or at least give our AAA team's fans someone they can really get behind. Vive le Gautreau! Allez!