For as much as John Buck was a huge factor in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Marlins, so was Juan Pierre. And their paths collided on multiple occasions during the game ... between Pierre bobbling Buck's two run double, and Pierre's baffling interference call when he collided with Buck well into foul territory after scoring a run, this was the kind of game that makes the winning team feel good about itself, and gets 35-year-old outfielders cut.
"It's kind of weird they get rewarded for making a bad throw." -Juan Pierre
No Juan, they got rewarded because you, despite being fast, couldn't avoid a lumbering catcher who was a good fifteen feet away from home plate. He's like the guy on the train who insists on standing right near you just to get near the doors closest to the staircase even though the rest of the train car is empty.
But what heartened me most, more than Jon Niese's gutty outing, Buck's four RBI's, and the fact that the Mets' defensive atrocities on the infi...