First, the "homer that was a homer then wasn't a homer but really was a homer" by Carlos Delgado- as Joe Morgan said (and it really IS a freaky night when the majority of fans will agree with JM), unless the home plate umpire was 100% positive that the ball was foul, he had no right over-ruling the third base ump on that play - and, of course as we all know, it was, indeed a home run.
Second, everything that WAS wrong with this team, at least that we have all been decrying, was RIGHT tonite, and let's pray that this is the start of something great- AT LAST!!! Willie and Jerry Manuel argued with home plate umpire, Bob Davidson, and Jerry got thrown out!!! GO GET 'EM!!!!
Third, Jose Reyes went 2 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI's!
Fourth,Carlos Delgado didn't let that horrible call cost him an at-bat, and knocked in a run with a single after making Wang sweat through a very long at-bat.
Fifth, Ryan Church made not one but two great defensive plays, and, oh yeah, hit ANOTHER home run, his ninth, and on national television no less. Call this Church's official coming out party!!!!
Finally, and perhaps most exciting, Oliver Perez went 7 and 2/3 innings, walking only two and striking out 4 on a night when, at first, it seemed like his usual early wildness would do him in early yet again. It looked like he took a bit of gas off his pitches, hanging in the 92 mph zone, but that was fine, as he got stronger as the game went on- and having that kind of lead later in the game, I'm sure, served to pump Perez up!
Tonite, all things went well for this team at a time when, admittedly, the Yankees' aren't exactly on fire; no matter, though, as any win against them is great for us, but 2 in a row, especially ending in a game as convincing as this one was, can be a great starting point for the next 3/4's of the season!!
Game Ball(s): THE ENTIRE TEAM & COACHING STAFF!!!!
Now go get those Braves!!!! (At least Chipper isn't playing in Shea!!) And enjoy the lights on the Empire State Building!!!!