The Mets are done playing their latest nightmare, the Nationals, for the season.
That SHOULD fix everything. Here’s why:
The only two recent teams that the Mets have had troubles with are the Nationals and the Phillies. The Phillies do not play the Mets for the rest of the regular season, and neither do the Nationals. The Mets play the Cardinals first, then the Marlins, who they recently won 3 out of 4 against. The Mets also have an experienced ace in Pedro Martinez pitching tonight, who is 3-0 this season.
The Mets lead may be down to 1, but the Mets are still in first place, and their franchise pitcher is taking the hill tonight in their most important game since Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS.
Martinez should be able to give the Mets a solid 7 innings of work, since he was out for most of the season. He is a proven pitcher, and still has the nasty pitches that he has always had. The Mets offense has been great through the past weeks, so I’m going to think the Mets will leave Shea happy tonight, and who knows, maybe with a 2 game lead over the Phillies if all goes well.
Many people say the Phillies have “momentum”. They can say that, but if the season ended today, and there are only 4 games left, the Phillies would be on their couch watching the Mets in the playoffs.
The fans need to cheer on the team like never before. Shea Stadium needs to be shaking up and down, because the players need it.