Is there really another game starting in an hour? It wasn’t even enough time to pop an Advil.
This morning, I feel like David Bell looks. Scratchy. A little greasy. Pasty, like uncooked chicken. A little wobbled, like I spent the night on a college couch. My face shows the imprint of a second-hand throw pillow. I smell like a clothes hamper, with a faint hint of controlled substance.
The Mets can make swift work of the reeling Phils this afternoon by completing a three-game sweep. Cory Lidle and Steve Trachsel are on the mound. And for those of you headed to the game, you know what Trachsel means. Sunburn. Lingering headache. Stiffness. Hours upon hours of actionlessness.
Enough has been written about the lack of Phillies baseball IQ, but not enough credit has been given to the Mets. This has been an incredible offensive showcase, particularly from the top of their lineup. Jose Reyes looks like the playmaker Juan Pierre once was. Everyone keeps saying Carlos Delgado is the big difference in their lineup, but with all do respect to the slugger, Paul Lo Duca is my pick hitting out of that two hole and putting the ball in play. Perfect hitter behind Reyes. Carlos Beltran, Delgado, David Wright – just phenomenal.
The Mets have the look of a team that believes they can win every day.
The Phillies look ... well ... a lot like David Bell.