How often do you see a pitcher throw just one pitch in a game, get two outs and become the winning pitcher? Not very often. Congratulations, Jason Motte.
How often do you see a batter lead off the inning with a hit, only to be pulled for a pinch hitter later that very inning before returning to the plate? Not very often. You pulled it off, Todd Wellemeyer.
How often does a pitcher in his first ever appearance with his new team come in with the bases loaded and throw 4 consecutive balls to bring home the tying run? Not very often. You're not welcome here, Casey Fossum.
How often does an employee, who makes $18.5 million that year, choose not to get his working clothes dirty and believes he can score without actually sliding? Not very often. You're something else, Carlos Beltran.
How often does it seem that your team is headed for an easy night only to lose in never-before-seen fashion and break your heart in the passing? WAY TOO OFTEN. Thanks for nothing, New York Mets.
The team looks like they're in mid September form, with Daniel Murphy slipping, sliding, erroring, and along with Beltran and Oliver Perez, costing us the game.
Every time I look over at the dugout I expect to see Willie Randolph with his hands in his pocket. If the Mets can't start to get something going (for the full 9 inning game) then it's time for someone to light a fire under their, and excuse my french, tuchas.
Beltran should, undoubtedly, be benched.
Perez should see jail time for the robbery he pulled on the Wilpons this off season (36 MILLION!?).
Murphy should take a trip to Modell's and perhaps buy himself another glove. It wouldn't hurt to have two of 'em on out there because from the looks of it - he sure can use the help.
And as for the fans, take notice, seats with an obstructed view can be a...
...BLESSING IN DISGUISE.