As part of Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over Toronto on Saturday
, ex-Mets 3B Ty Wigginton
hit two game-tying homers. Hissecond homerun, to lead off the ninth, tied the score against Oakland closer Huston Street
, who had converted eight of his previous nine save chances. It was the first home run allowed by Street in 52 games, dating back to last June 24. Starter Scott Kazmir
allowed one run and five hits in six innings, striking out eight and walking three during a 105-pitch outing.
has an ERA of 0.46 for San Diego, and has allowed no runs and only one hit over his last 8 1/3 innings. Bell has allowed just one run on seven hits in 19 2/3 innings over 15 appearances. In November, Omar traded Bell and Royce Ring for Ben Johnson and Jon Adkins
, neither of which made the big league team. Ben Johnson is on the 40 man roster, and may get a look if Moises Alou has to go on the DL.Braden Looper
allowed one run in six innings, helping the Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Sunday
. Meanwhile, Jason Isringhausen
earned his eighth save of the season, and the 257th of his career. Wow. Seemed like just yesterday he was pitching for the Mercury Mets
leads the Cincinnati Reds with six saves. Relievers just hang around forever
, don't they?Ex-Mets on The Mend:
was placed on the Dodgers' 15-day disabled list Sunday with irritation in his right elbow.Rick White
is scheduled to to come off the Astros' disabled list Wednesday. Relievers just hang around forever
, don't they?Jorge Julio came off the Marlins' disabled list Friday
. Before his DL stint he had compiled the outstanding record of 0-2, with 19.06 ERA. "I feel right now like a new Julio," he said. The Fish will be the judge of that, and Henry Owens
will remain the closer until the new Julio really shows up.
did not start for the Cubs yesterday due to back discomfort. He drew a pinch hit walk in the ninth, and was immediately pinch-run for, in the Cubs 4-3 win over the Expos
. Cliffy is hitting .292 with two homers and 13 RBIs on the season. He's started 17 of the Cubs 29 games this season, 12 games in left and five in right.
Speaking of the Expos, here's a picture of the frat boy they have running around RFK between innings to play trivia games with fans. I'm guessing the hardest part of his job is finding people in the stands who aren't there to see the opposition, or who hadn't shown up thinking there was a soccer game