If it looks like it was Luis Ayala game to win or lose last night. No one was warming up for the Mets with the Marlins edging closer to taking back the lead.
Well the Mets were short 2 guys in the bullpen last night. AAron Heilman, who has good numbers against the Marlins this year, wasn't recovered yet from his 60 pitch barrage in the 13 inning affair against the Phillies Tuesday night. Also Scott Schoeneweis might have pulled a muscle in his back during warm ups and wasn't available. All Jerry Manuel had left at that point was Pedro Feliciano but he didn't think he would be necessary since Luis Ayala wasn't giving up hard hits?
Did he see Cantu's foul home run? Or the ball he hit in left field after his what 9,10 pitch at bat?
I was surprised that Pedro wasn't brought in to counter Mike Jacobs. Luis Ayala did reveal after the game that his right hamstring tightened up on him during the contest. Excuses!!!