SNY has a terrific show, “Loud Mouths,” starring Adam Schein and Chris Carlin, in which one of their segments is “My Guy, My Goat” containing their positive and negative person of the day.
For game one of yesterday’s doubleheader, there were many who were great subplots, but, numero uno, “My Guy” was Carlos Delgado, who was 3 for 5, with 2 runs scored, both on home runs, a 3-run shot, and a grand slam. Delgado also hit a 2-run double. That added up to a career high nine R.B.I.’s, which was also a Mets’ record, and it tied the all-time record for most R.B.I.’s by a visiting player, in the long, storied era of Yankee Stadium.
Delgado now has 13 HR’s, 44 RBI’s, and is on a pace for 26-27 HR’s, and 90 R.B.I.’s. For everyone screaming for Delgado to be released, or for the Andy Phillips, Damion Easley, Fernando Tatis, or Marlon Anderson’s of this world to play more first base, I ask you, who else is going to provide 26-27 HR’s, and 90 R.B.I.’s. And, these HR’s and RBI’s were important parts of a victory, and not in garbage time.
For game one of yesterday’s doubleheader, my guy, Carlos Delgado…