The first four innings of the opener of today's double header went alright for the Yankees, who held a 4-3 lead up to that point. It's the other 5 innings that were a horrible, ugly mess. For that span, the Yankees were outscored 12 to 2 as the Mets knocked Dan Giese out of the game and proceeded to score off of every pitcher the Yankees threw at them.

Giese came out to start the fifth, but was taken out after a walk, walk and single that loaded the basis. Edwar came in and allowed 3 runs to score. Giese's line? 4 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K. Edwar would throw 1 and 2/3 innings, charged with 2 earned runs. With the Mets leading 6-4 and 2 outs in the 6th with runners on first and third, Girardi opted for Ross Ohlendorf.

Like Ramirez before him, Ohlendorf would throw his own special blend was gasoline on the fire - perhaps a little more potent batch. After allowing an RBI single and walking Carlos Beltran to load the bases, he gave up a grand slam to Carlos Beltram, effectively putting the game out of reach at 11-4.

Ohlendorf pitched a scoreless 7th and was relieved by LaTroy Hawkins, who managed to allow 1 run in two innings of work.

Carlos Delgado absolutely victimized our pitchers, going 3 for 5 with a double, 2 home runs and 9 RBIs.

Meanwhile, we ended up scoring 6 runs - half of them in the third inning. A-Rod led the attack with a 3 for 4 day, with a home run, 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Melky and Betemit each had 2 hits and Jeter extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a double.

The second game of the double header starts at 8:10 PM with a couple of old friends - Sidney Ponson (4-3, 3.88 ERA with the Rangers) goes against Pedro Martinez (2-1, 6.57).