A loss is just a loss. It only gets counted once in the “L” column.
Sometimes a lost game feels bigger than that. You go home miserable and feel like the season is over. Even a win can feel like a loss (ask a Yankee fan today for specifics on how that feels).
But sometimes a loss isn’t a loss. Take last night. The Mets lost to the Marlins 5–2. But most Met fans probably feel OK today.
First off, Pelfrey didn’t stink…after the first inning. He pitched 6.1 innings, gave up only 5 hits and dropped his ERA down to 6.75. Plus, he did not sustain any leg injuries.
Delgado went 2–4 and raised his average up to .200.
Most important, David Wright went 3–4 and hit his first home run. The folks on SNY may have been making too much of Wright’s performance last night. It's only one game after all. Will Willie leave Wright second in the lineup today? Will Heilman ever pitch a run-free 8th inning again? Which Oliver Perez will show up for the next game? We’ll find out in a few hours.
Perez vs. Anibel Sanchez at 1:10.