The Mets finally got some offense for a change, but the game started with a bizarre episode involving .
He threw five pitches to the first batter and got pulled from the game. His fastball was at 85 mph, and it looked like something was wrong.
He and Jerry Manuel argued in the dugout. Maine appeared to have wanted to stay in the game.
was warming up right from the start of the game, so the Mets knew something was wrong with Maine. Valdes did an unbelievable job, going five innings and giving up three runs. You can’t ask for a better long relief job than Valdes did tonight. I was really impressed.
On offense the Mets put up 15 hits and only had three strikeouts. Talk about a turnaround!and both had three hits, and had a home run, his 10th of the season. even got in on the act with a bases-clearing double in the first inning.
The Mets head home to face the Yankees this weekend.