* I was very happy to see Willie Randolph give Aaron Heilman a second inning of work tonight. After he struck out the side in the eighth, I called Tim to give him the business for hating on Heilman so much. We both agreed that if the Mets didn't score in the bottom of the inning that Heilman should be given another opportunity. Randolph agreed and was rewarded with a 1-2-3 inning.
* I questioned the decision to use Damion Easley at first base and Nick Evans in left field for the second straight night. Evans is more adept at first than Easley is, so it seemed like a natural decision to play him there. It didn't seem to matter, though, and the announcers even commented on slick footwork around the bag by Easley on that slow chopper to short in the ninth inning.