HIroki Kuroda (3-4, 3.91) vs. Oliver Perez (1-2, 9.97).
COMMENTS: The Mets have not scored in their last 22 innings, they don't have an extra base hit in their last 29 innings, and they're running out there a pitcher who is returning from the DL with an ERA that just barely slips under the double-digit level. But don't come crying to me, Mr. Disproportionately Large Baseball Head Guy. We've got enough things to worry about on our own.
Like how Manny Ramirez' impressive 3-RBI night was covered by the national media as "Manny booed, ejected" and "Ramirez ejected after called third strike" (seriously, read that article, and tell me that it wasn't written with a predisposed lynching in mind). Or how Matt Kemp is getting eclipsed in the All-Star Game Final Vote by a 500-pound tub of lard (among others). Or how Hiroki Kuroda has spent most of the year on the DL as well, and is still getting his sea legs back.
Yeah, spare me the tears, Mets fans. It's not like your payroll is $35M more than our payroll. Oh wait, it is.