It's that one time during every baseball season here in St. Louis when I get to see my "beloved" Mets in person without having to leave the area.
Yup the "shell of what used to be a respected MLB franchise" Mets are in town for a 3 game set at Busch Stadium.
I'll be at the yard for all 3 games rooting (kinda hard) for the Orange & Blue as they attempt to provide me with some sense of solace and respect living here in "Cardinal Nation," in the fact that they can "compete" with the local 11 time World Champion Cardinals and yes, dare I say it? WIN the season series between the 2 clubs with just a single victory....
The Mets currently hold a 3-1 series advantage thanks to an April series in which Adam Wainwright was the only Redbird hurler to post a win against the Citi Field tenants.
I hold out hope that the Mets can pull off this season series victory "feat" due in large part to the fact that , Guess What? The Cards are holding Waino out of his scheduled start in this series due some elbow tendonitis issues.
Yeah, yeah I know the locals come in having just completed a weekend sweep of the Nationals and having won 7 of their last 10 (& having posted some ridiculous pitching stats in those past 10 games), but hey, the Mets just took 2 of 3 from the Padres over the weekend...so there's that !!
The Mets will send tough luck rookie Jacob deGrom (0-3/3.44/1.25 in his 6 big league starts) to the mound tonight & I'll be there (not that I don't attend more than my share of Cards games..thanks to my remarkably understanding wife)
That understanding wife will even attempt to tough out the foretasted heat & humidity to take in the Wednesday day game with me....
So As Always LET'S GO METS !!