I have to admit that all season long I've been skeptical of the value of bench players on the team like Harris, Valdez, et al. However, tonight I was thrilled to see these guys make contributions and have extremely solid nights.

Hopefully Heisey and Stubbs come back soon and are able to perform up to levels expected of them. In the meantime if the bench guys can fill in and have nights similar to this Mets game we should be fine.

As a side note it is good to see that with a Pirates loss there is another game separating us from them, and if KC can hold off the Cards in the last few they have, we will be ahead of them by the same.

Right now I'm feeling like my namesake.