I thought this game was completely out of hand for the Mets through seven innings. Chad Billingsley was cruising. He only gave up four hits and three walks through seven. But he had thrown 109 pitches and Joe Torre decided to take him out of the game. And that was all that the Mets needed.
After doing nothing offensively for the first seven innings, the Mets came alive against Jonathan Broxton. David Wright doubled and Carlos Beltran hit a huge home run off the scoreboard in right. It was about half way up the board like one of the old Darryl Strawberry shots. Carlos Delgado then singled, and Nick Evans pinch ran for him. Again, Fernando Tatis came up with a big hit to score Evans. I can’t believe how clutch Tatis has been.
Mike Pelfrey had a decent game overall even though it was a rough start. The Dodgers scored one in the first and one in the fourth. His line ended up looking good though, two runs over seven innings is a nice start. He looked like he was taking something off the fastball to try to throw more strikes, at least initially. We’ll see if it was enough to keep him on the roster when Pedro Martinez comes off on Tuesday.