This one's going to Terry Collins.
If you can get a scoreless inning out of Manny F. Acosta, why push your luck by sending him out there for another inning? I understand you ideally want Rauch out there with a lead to protect, but what's the difference? It's the fucking Astros. I'm pretty sure Rauch could handle a lead or a tie game.
As for the offense, I don't know what Andres Torres bring to this team. Nieuwenhuis is sticking around at the leadoff spot, and rightfully so... so I don't know what Torres can do hitting 7th. Or 8th. Or 9th. Or 1st through 6th in the order. Sorry, just not a fan of another AAAA outfielder masquerading as a legit ballplayer. God knows the Mets have had enough of those over the years.
Still, to finish April not only over .500, but three games over was a very nice surprise. Let's see what May brings.
Game 23: Astros 4, Mets 3
Mets 2012 record: 13-10