2006_04_smetslogo.jpg-Mets 11, Braves 3: Orlando Hernandez pitched well, and Carlos Beltran added two home runs as the Mets continued their burying of the Atlanta Braves. The New York Times' Bill Rhoden outlined Saturday how Turner Field had been a house of horror for the most recent generation of Mets fans, but it will take a true collapse now for the Braves' stadium to maintiain that status. And, after a lukewarm 2005 season, Beltran has 30 home runs, an on-base percentage 55 points higher than last year's and a slugging percentage that is 180 points higher.

-Devil Rays 19, Yankees 6: At least this time, the media will remember how well the Yankees played after allowing 19 runs in a loss to Cleveland during the first week of July. Instead of getting upset at the meaningless runs allowed by the back end of the bullpen, the writers should worry about Randy Johnson again. After Chien-Ming Wang's masterpiece Friday, Joe Torre asked who has a better top three than Wang, Johnson and Mike Mussina. How about the Twins or the Tigers?

-Liberty 85, Sting 80: Erin Thorn stepped up in the absence of Becky Hammon to score a career-high 24 points, and the Liberty won on the road.