This upcoming series with the Braves could very well be this Mets team's defining moment in this early season. Playing in Atlanta is never easy, not for the Mets. But this could be a series they could win.
The Mets face their very own Lex Luthor in Tom Glavine on Tuesday afternoon. Figures that the Braves would work out a way for Glavine to face his old team in the easiest possible setting: a day game in Atlanta that hardly anyone will be able to watch. Regardless those Mets who remember Glavine's choke job last fall should be fully motivated.
The next two games in the series are against very beatable pitchers. Of course the same can be said for the Mets who'll throw Vargas & Pelfrey. Then it's the showdown between Hudson & Santana. A pitcher's duel in which the first team to score 3 runs will win.
The Mets are coming off a high with the back to back wins against the Yankees and the offense seems to be waking up. 3 wins against the Braves would be a huge boost for this team's confidence and Randolph's job security.
I'd love 3 wins but I expect only two. Go ahead and prove me wrong. For once I'd love to be.