The Metropolitans take 2 of 3 from the Phils, and make a small early season statement. The Mets are 2 games into a stretch of 15 games in 15 days. So far the bullpen is rested the team has been winning and things are rosy. It would be really nice to sweep poor, old Manny Acta's Nats before heading down to Philly on Monday for a 2 game set.
Also, surprisingly the Mets have been quite unlucky to be only 6-3. Their Pythagorean W-L is 8-1, they've scored the 2nd most runs in either league and have let up the 2nd fewest runs in either league. In short, things are going well in Queens (despite the HORRIFIC parking- CitiField has taken up 2/3 of the non-prepaid lot and with the pre-paid oversold, well... let's just say Rory recommends taking the 7 and LIRR to the games this year. Ahh- but I digress.)
Mike Pelfrey's first start of the year tonight vs. John Patterson. All Pelfrey really has to do is keep the ball down and throw strikes. The Mets will score a ton of runs against this team. The over/under is 9, and it's not because the Nats are a run-scoring machine.