Saturday April 23, 2006: As Willie Randolph's 12-5 Mets were taking on Bruce Bochy's 7-10 Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, Mets analyst Keith Hernandez, made a comment as the camera panned inside the Padres dugout & a woman was seen sitting on the bench.
After Mike Piazza (now a Padre) blasted a 2nd inning HR, Hernandez commented to Gary Cohen "Only Player personnel in the dugout. I wont say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don't belong in the dugout".
he was only joking. "I love you gals out there". He later said he stood by his beliefs that baseball is a mans game & it just gets in the way. he said if viewers took his comment about women in the kitchen seriously "they should get a sense of humor".
Of course some people got upset over the comment & he was reprimanded by SNY. Hernandez apologized the next day & everyone moved on. The woman in question was a massage therapist for the Padres.
In the 3rd, Carlos Delgado walked & David Wright singled. Cliff Floyd was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Nady grounded into a double play but Delgado scored for the third run. Ramon Castro then singled scoring the Mets fourth run.
In the 7th, Delgado led off with a HR off Dewon Brazelton. He then walked David Wright, he stole second & advanced to third on a wild pitch. Cliff Floyd's sac fly brought in Wright for the sixth run.
grounded into a force, Xavier Nady doubled to right field scoring Delgado. Endy Chaves later singled bringing in the Mets eighth & final run, in the 8-1 win.
Pedro Martinz had an easy afternoon, allowing one run on two hits & striking out 11 Padres, while walking just two. The win got him to 4-0 on the young season with a 33.04 ERA.
Ramon Castro led the