2006_04_syankeeslogo.jpg-Mets 4 Dodgers 1: Alay Soler pitched seven innings of one run ball to get his first career victory after three starts. Jose Reyes started the game off with a home run and Carlos Delgado added his own two-run homer. It's nice to see the Mets game decided by more than one run.

-Yankees 13 Boston 5: The Yankees’ farm system doesn’t get much respect in baseball circles, but it certainly is producing when they need it. Andy Phillips had a three-run homer and Melky Cabrera added two RBI’s as New York pounded Josh Beckett for eight runs in less than two innings.

Besides his RBI double, Cabrera scored the first run of the game on one of the most unusual plays you will ever see. With Jason Giambi up, Boston shifted their defense to the right, leaving third base uncovered. Cabrera advanced to second on a wild pitch and when Jason Varitek’s throw was wide of second, he raced to the open bag at third. Varitek, realizing what Cabrera was attempting to do, ran up to third to cover the base, leaving home plate unguarded. Cabrera saw he only needed to outrun a catcher to score, and he did just that, putting the Yankees up 1-0. The Red Sox would regain the lead, but New York’s seven-run second inning blew the game open.

-Michelle Wie doesn’t qualify for the U.S. Open: Michelle Wie is a spectacular talent, but the way her career is being managed makes Gothamist sick. She is sixteen and should not be thrust into some sort of gender battle, trying to prove female equality by competing in the Men’s U.S. Open. If she had succeeded in her efforts, she would not have deprived Phil Mickelson or someone like him from a U.S. Open spot, but rather, some anonymous golfer who had always dreamed of competing in a major golf tournament. Michelle can compete on the LPGA tour regularly and get exemptions from sponsors if she wants to play on the Men’s tour. Please, Michelle, leave the U.S. Open qualifying spots to the men who are chasing a dream, no matter how unlikely it may be.