Easy as 3-4-5

In Game one of the day-night doubleheader on Friday, the Mets scored 15 runs.  All 15 were driven in by the middle of the order; the 3-4-5 hitters.  David Wright went 4-5 with 3 RBI, Carlos Beltran hit a home run and accounted for 3 more RBI, and Carlos Delgado had an entire season in one day.

carlos%20delgado.jpgFor one game, at least, Delgado looked like the Delgado of 2006.  The Delgado who terrorized American League pitchers in the late nineties.  He hit two home runs, including a grand slam, en route to a 9-RBI game – numbers that would rival any big game he ever had in his prime.  Let the speculation begin about Andy Phillips pushing Delgado. 

Jose Reyes (2) and Luis Castillo (5) scored a combined 7 runs, while getting on base a total of 8 times.

The top of the order was on base?  The RBI guys got RBIs?  What’s up with that?  That’s how a lineup is supposed to work.  Maybe now that it has been demonstrated, the Mets will figure out how to do that a little more often.


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