Well, this is just totally unexpected.
Moises Alou gets injured. It's a fact of life. I don't understand why the Mets brought Raul Casanova back, though. A professional baseball team started Endy Chavez and Marlon Anderson as their corner outfielders tonight. Willie Randolph's inability to grasp the basics of lineup construction also led him to start four left-handed batters in a row - Carlos Delgado, Anderson, Brian Schneider and Chavez were the #5 to #8 batters. Perhaps a right-handed corner outfielder would've been a better choice to recall than Casanova?
Ohhhhhhh, the Mets only have six outfielders on their 40-man roster!! With Pagan and now Alou on the DL, that means there are only four outfielders available, all of whom are on the active roster right now. You mean it's not a good idea to have 20 pitchers on the 40-man roster, especially when Moises Alou can get injured in a stiff breeze and Marlon Anderson isn't actually an outfielder? Gold star for Omar Minaya!!
Anyway, let's take a look at the active roster now:
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez-DL
Billy Wagner (closer)
Moises Alou - DL
Angel Pagan - DL