Dream A Little Dream of D-Train

He is 11-2 with a 2.02 ERA in his career pitching against the Mets. 3-1 this season alone and last night he knocked in as many runs as he allowed in hitting a pair of homers whilst scattering 7 hits last night for another victory, another Shea performance that left no doubt. So the natural question to everyone at Shea last night was why isn't D-Train riding the Number Seven to work?

Oliver Perez, no candidate to start in the post season but perhaps next season's reclamation project or next season's Victor Zambrano, pitched almost well enough, shutting out the Marlins for the first innings and giving up three runs and five hits over a few shades under 6 innings, but he was hardly the D-Train. He didn't hit any homers, he didn't cause any Shea fans to gasp with wonder and he lost his 12th game of the season.

No D-Train but no Victor Zambrano yet either...

Adding to his growing list of credentials, David Wright stole second base in the sixth inning, becoming the seventh Met to have 20 or more stolen bases and 20 or more home runs in a single season.

Jose Reyes needs 15 more hits to reach the plateau of 200 for the season. Another double, another homer, three stolen bases and three triples would give him an amazing 20 triple, 30 double, 20 homer and 60 stolen base season.

Carlos Beltran is one shy of tying Todd Hundley's mark of 41 home runs, set in 1996, and two runs scored away from equaling Edgardo Alfonzo's 123 from 1999.


And tonight, Pedro gets another chance to instill confidence in the postseason with a start against the Marlins.

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