The Mets just defeated the Houston Astros by a score of 9-1. In a game like this, it is difficult to pick just one star, but if pressed to do so, my vote goes to Carlos DelStatue. DelGado, coined DelStatue in this space back in June, had two three-run HR's for six RBI. DelStatue also made a nice defensive play in the ninth inning, stopping a potential two base hit, and turning it into an out. To see some of DelStatue's hightlights, check out DelGado's Big Night
Second Star of the game goes to Mike Big Pelf Pelfrey. Big Pelf became the first Mets pitcher to pitch two consecutive complete games in 13 years. Bret Saberhagen had been the last one to do so in 1995. Big Pelf even scored a run on Jose Reyes league leading 15th triple.
Third Star of the game goes to Jose, who was a HR away from the cycle. Reyes led the game off with a single, and scored on DelStatue's first three run HR. Reyes later doubled, tripled and walked, going 3-4. Jose also stole second in the first inning, his first stolen base in almost two weeks.
Tonight also marked the first game Luis Castillo played for the Mets since June 30. Castillo was 0-4.
With the Phillies currently beating the Dodgers 5-0 in the eighth, this win was so important.
Is there anyone who, back in April, would believe that Big Pelf would be the Mets stopper? If you said yes, please look up the phone number for your local Narcotics Anonymous! How quickly this young man has matured as a professional athlete is surely something to behold, and in all honesty, has been a pleasure to watch and witness.