Anthony Young‘s record 0-13 start is safe; Shaun Marcum finally earned his first victory as a Met tonight. Now Marcum (1-9) can try to catch up with Cole Hamels (2-11 as I write this.)
The Mets offense had to take advantage of some shoddy Chicago White Sox defense to score their runs, and the Mets’ defense made Marcum look better than he really was, but the important thing is that the Mets actually impressed for most of the night. For a while, I had completely stopped looking for that to happen. Yay, progress.
Meanwhile, things seem to be falling apart over in the Bronx.
- Mark Teixeira is going to need season-ending surgery to treat a wrist injury.
- Brian Cashman and Alex Rodriguez are involved in a bizarre situation over a Twitter update A-Rod sent out about his injury rehab progress and the Yankee GM’s reaction to it that left Cashman apologizing today.
- Joba Chamberlain, who’s worn out his welcome in the Bronx, had another meltdown that cost the Yankees a chance to come back in a game they lost to the Texas Rangers 8-5.
Yeah, the Yankees shouldn’t matter to me. And mostly, they don’t — but after watching them be the more popular and more successful team for over a decade, I am enjoying watching Cashman find ways to manufacture problems when he already has more than enough unavoidable ones.