Today was a wonderful day for Mets fans everywhere, but especially those at Shea Stadium as the Mets attempted to make the Subway Series sweet.
And they did.
The "good" Oliver Perez showed up today, giving up only three hits, an earned run, and striking out 8 over SEVEN innings. It seems as though the adjustments made by Oliver and new pitching coach, Dan Warthen, which entailed a new "wrinkle" (in the words of Gary Cohen) in his windup, as well as a shift in position on the rubber.
Delgado finally busted out of his post-9 RBI slump with a shot off the scoreboard that blew out one of the panels of the American League updates.
Jose Reyes went 2-4 in the game, despite an error in the field, and scored once. He managed to not get picked off the bases, as well.
Luis Castillo went 3-5 (yes, you read that correctly) and hustled out a chop to beat Jeter's throw to first with the bases loaded and two out that allowed Jose Reyes to score the first run of the game.
And last, but CERTAINLY not least, Ryan Church made his return to the New York Mets after his trip to the DL (and later, the Brooklyn Cyclones) that resulted from his collision with Braves SS Yunel Escobar and subsequent concussion. In his return, Ryan seemed to pick up where he left off, going 2-4.
David Wright went 0-3 in today's game, however, he hit a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Jose Reyes and gave the Mets a little breathing room against the Yankees.