Much like the rare and joyous nipple slip, another rare thing happened. Jae Seo struck out Albert Pujols. However, outside of Jae Seo's pitching performance, there was not much to cheer for last night as the Mets dropped their fifth straight game in a row. Sweet. If the season were to end to today, they would be in the top fifteen for picks in the 2006 draft and they would not have to surrender a first pick for a top tier free agent. If you are looking for positives, you just found one.
- Toledo beat Norfolk 4-2 on Friday. Angel Pagan went 1 for 3 with a run scored, a double, and a walk and that is really the only good that happened offensively. One of their runs scored was actually unearned and they struggled to score runs against Kenny Baugh who went seven innings and gave up only three hits while striking out eight. Jason Scobie started the game for the Mets and went a solid 6.2 innings and gave up eight hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck out one and got the no decision. Jeremy Hill took the loss in relief and went .2 innings and gave up two hits, two earned runs, and one walk. Norfolk is down 2-1 to Toledo so far in the series.
- Hagerstown beat Delmarva 7-4 and tied the series at one a piece. Carlos Gomez went 2 for 4 with two runs scored, a triple, and got caught stealing once, Jose Coronado went 3 for 5 with two runs scored, a double, and two RBIs, Ambiorix Concepcion went 1 for 3 with a run scored, two walks, and one stolen base, Grant Psomas went 1 for 2 with an RBI and three walks, Russ Triplett went 2 for 3 with a run scored, a double, and one RBI, and James Burt went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs. Michael Devaney went five innings and gave up five hits, two earned runs, one walk, one homer, and struck out two. Joseph Serfrass picked up the save in three innings of relief and gave up one earned run on two hits and struck out two.
- Team USA suffered their first loss of the tournament to Nicaragua 14-2 as Nicaragua improved to an impressive 5-0. It was mixed day for Met prospects as Brian Bannister went 3.2 innings and gave up eight hits, six earned runs, and struck out two to earn the loss. Lastings Milledge supplied all of the offense and went 2 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs.
UPDATE: Quote of the Day:
"Whether we're doing good or not, sometimes you keep it quiet in the dugout, a little bit more quiet than normal. You've got to have fun. There's enough reasons to smile," he said. "You know how lucky we are to be losing games here? What about those people in New Orleans? They're not losing games, they're losing lives."