February 26, 2007

Milledge Steals The Show

Marty Noble at Mets.com, writes about the Mets first Intersquad game today, it was Lastings Milledge that stole the show:

The most eye-catching play, though, had nothing to do with offense. Lasting Milledge, playing right field, made a brilliant throw in the third inning to catch pinch-runner Fernando Martinez trying to advance from first to third on a single by Shawn Green. Milledge charged the ball and from medium right field made a low, pinpoint, one-bounce throw to David Wright at third, the kind of throw seldom seen in recent Mets seasons.

Manager Willie Randolph said Milledge's arm isn't his best tool, and Milledge agreed.

"I hit. I'm here to hit," he said, aware that any team will make room for a hitter; not so for a guy with an arm.

But his throw is what stood at most Monday.

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