Mets-Reds: New York Splits a Doubleheader with Cincinnati

Brian ElbergCorrespondent IMay 10, 2008

And then one at night. Here’s an idea. We’ll call it a doubleheader, but we’ll make the people leave and come back, so we can double the money we’d get for making it an old-fashioned doubleheader.

Here’s an idea. How about next year, the Mets keep Shea open, play half their home games there, but sell tickets at both stadiums for every game. Don’t announce where each game will be played. That way not only would they double the revenue, but also make it a fun game for the fans. Would they go to Shea and see a game or find a full stadium but have the game be at Citi field that day.

But seriously, what happened to regular doubleheaders, one ticket plus two games equals one good day.

Now, on to the baseball.

The first game was textbook offense, with a decent performance by Santana (six innings pitched, three earned runs). And how about my man Carlos Delgado going three for four with one home run and one RBI. Carlos is showing signs over this past week of breaking out of his slump. I’m not saying it was because of me, but he really seemed to pick it up right after my post telling Mets fans to stop booing him.

In the second game, Pelfrey pitched well (six innings, two earned runs), but who are we kidding. He’s no Bronson Arroyo, who came into the game with an 8.63 ERA, but went eight innings and gave up one earned run. Arroyo pitched very well, including a streak of 13 runners retired in a row, but he was also pretty lucky, considering the Mets, and especially David Wright, were hitting the ball hard, but right at men in red jerseys.

Not to mention the two errors the Mets committed in the ninth inning that could have gotten them out of the inning with a chance to win in the bottom half. In the meantime, the Florida Marlins continue to tear through the National League, and they are not eeking out wins. They are blowing teams out, scoring 11 runs today and winning 11-0.