Another game against the Yankees tonight. The Twin and A's come into town next week. It's like the 2006 playoffs at Shea Stadium this week.
When are the Mets going to get a break in their interleague schedule? I can't remember the last time we got to play the Royals at Shea. Oh that's right, because we never have! Or the Devil Rays. Or the Orioles. Or any team that absolutely stinks.
Now I'm not anti-interleague play. I do think we play too many interleague games, but I'm one of those people that likes the chance to beat the Yankees a couple of games every year. But with this many playoff teams playing the Mets, we need to incorporate an NCAA Football strength of schedule statistic to even things out.
That's still no excuse for the way we've been playing. Delgado looks like a cross between Cliff Floyd & Mo Vaughn. Beltran has lost any fire in his belly. Willie Randolph has changed the lineup card so many times you think he was managing the Yankees starting rotation.
But we need to catch a break somewhere. Let's hope tonight's the night.