What to watch: The Mets and Cards play the rubber game of the series on national TV tonight. It’s a huge game for the Mets because they still haven’t won a series yet this season. It’s also a huge game for Maine. He’s been awful so far and is in serious danger of losing his spot in the rotation if he has another embarrassing outing on national TV. Wainwright has been fantastic in his first two starts this season. He’s been tremendous since he went into the Cardinals rotation in 2007 posting a 48-24 career record and 3.13 ERA.
Don’t forget to visit The Mets Report Live Game Chat during the game to chat with other Mets fans!
Did you think I was talking about the Mets? Funny! Actually I was imagining what it would be like to just take the whole Cardinals team and trade them for the whole Mets team. Imagine that… Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, that pitching staff, a possible future Hall of Fame manager, Mark McGuire! At least the Yankees wouldn’t kick us around during inter-league play and we could stand toe-to-toe with the Phillies.
But alas, we are stuck with our poor Mets who are now in St. Louis where they’ll spend three games against a team, I think, that would win the National League East.
They will win it because of a pitching staff I am just drooling all over. Omar Minaya, take note. This is a pitching staff. Watch the Mets pitching, including Johan Santana, get rocked by Pujols and Company. Watch the weak hitting Mets made to look silly by the Cardinals superb pitching staff. Watch a team come to play. A team that doesn’t believe in comebacks because they are up right from the start. Continue reading →
As far as I’m concerned, Halladay shouldn’t even be on the Mets radar until they resolve some of the problems with their position players. As Heyman says, it’s unlikely that the Mets want two starting pitchers making #1 starter money. It’s not the right allocation of resources unless Halladay falls into their lap.