I need a “W” tonight. I’m still reeling from that bitter defeat last night and need to get the bad taste out of my mouth as quickly as possible. And the fastest route to shed the carnage would be by winning tonight’s game against the Dodgers.
It’s also important for the Mets to get back on track as they were on a nice streak, winning 7 out of 8, and suddenly they lose two in a row. If they make it three, that doubt, that inherent pessimism I thought I had vanquished until October will begin to creep back in and devour me.
So, Mr. Oliver Perez, please go out and get that first Mets’ no-hitter.