• Mets 6, Padres 5: Maybe Aaron Heilman is envious of Fernando Tatis. Or maybe he's no good anymore. Either way, the de facto Mets closer -- now with Billy Wagner on the disabled list -- almost ruined Tatis' evening. For much of the evening, the left fielder extraordinaire was the only player how could sniff San Diego starter Chris Young (who went to Princeton, by the way.) Thanks in large part to two Tatis taters, the Mets led, 6-2, entering the ninth. Then some shaky defense and a shaky pitch to Jody Gerut made it 6-5. Mets fans at Shea were happy to see Joe Smith and Scott Schoeneweis close it out.

  • Rangers 8, Yankees 6: This is not what the Yankees needed. First they announced that Joba Chamberlain will need a second opinion on his sore right shoulder. Then they go out and make Matt Harrison look like Cy Young. They've now dropped two straight in the Texas heat. Andy Pettitte, normally good after Yankees losses -- maybe that's because he's normally good -- was ineffective for his second straight start. Richie Sexson showed signs of life by hitting a grand slam in the eighth, but the Yankees were too far behind by that point. Sidney Ponson will pitch with a chip on his shoulder Wednesday against his former team. That may not go well.