Rainout Is Exactly What the Mets Needed

Sean MatraiContributor IApril 26, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 25:  Mike Pelfrey #34 of the New York Mets pitches against the Atlanta Braves on April 25, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Mets played a very short game at their precious home Citi Field today and won the game through a terrible rainout 1-0.The rain out might have saved the day.

Well for one thing Big Pelf's night was practically going to end soon anyway he was already over 100 pitches by the sixth,which is not normal for big Pelf.He was off and he was missing with a lot of his key pitches,but still continued his scoreless streak at 24 innings by getting out of severe jams with his fastball.Pelfrey scared me a little bit  when he did that because he started to look like the pitcher from last year.

Anyway lets look at the bright sides of this rain out.

+The Mets managed to win this game,due to the torrential downpours and for the fact that it was an offcial game.

+The Bullpen did not even need to work big Pelf out of this one.Which I was thrilled about,because I wanted K-rod to get a day off after pitching 3 straight games one being a 5 inning save,and still it gave nieve a repreive.

+Maybe now David Wright can sit in the dugout and think about why he is actually not hitting.The Mets lineup is looking better than Atlanta's but not a hell of a lot.

Although this gave the Mets a relaxing night off this hurt the Braves in so many ways.The Braves looked horrible out there again. McCann made a bad throw to try and throw out Reyes at second when he had clearly no shot at throwing him out.Chipper made another costly error after making a nice stop on a ball Bay ripped.Escobar dropped the throw and couldnt get the guy at first.

Im sorry to criticize  Atlanta here but other than the pitching which has been nothing short of fantastic,they look like a little league team.They are not making proper plays and hitting.I don't know what we were thinking putting them second to Philly.

I know it is a long season but you have to have major concerns with the way Atlanta is playing,if you are a Braves fan.