I got home just in time to turn on today's game and see Nelson Figueroa's triple.
My first thought: has it gotten this bad that Nelson is now in the starting lineup?
Well it's almost that bad. Wonder boy Jonathan Niese did start but crumpled to the ground after covering first in the second inning. the Mets say he may have a torn hamstring. There are no words.
But give Nelson credit for bouncing back after Monday's disaster
. He pitched a great game and drove in a few runs. That's the kind of stuff to warm a Met fans' heart.
The Mets won 9-0 and lost perhaps two more players. Gary Sheffield said after the game his hamstring was also bugging him. I'm bullish on shares in the Hospital for Special Surgery for the rest of the year.