Philly Series Expectations

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“We just need to beat them..”-Terry Collins on playing the Phillies and Braves

I’m with you Terry.  Pull no punches, no sugar-coating, no excuses.  I am raising the ante and expect the Mets to take two of three this weekend.

WHY

  • To put it in the most simplest terms….because they have to.  .500 ball is no longer good enough to compete in 2011.
  • The Mets will miss Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee this weekend.  Normally, I breathe a sigh of relief when they miss one of these annoying buggers.  Missing both is like leaving your wallet in a bar and finding all of your credit cards and cash inside when you retrieve it  the next day.
  • Dickey, Niese, and Pelfrey (at home mind you) will need to pitch gems.  They have the potential to do so with the much-needed rest and home field advantage.
  • The Phillies are hurting too.  Shane Victorino and Placido Polanco will not be available this weekend.

Brace yourself, completely unfactual wild prognostication coming……

  • Justin Turner will go yard four times in this series.  His bum thumb was the only thing holding him back.  You heard it here first.

WHY NOT

  • The series is at home.  For some unknown reason this has been a problem for the New York Mets this season.
  • The Mets are 3-6 versus the Phillies this season.  Boring.
  • Still no Jose, Wright, or Ike.  Not sure they can get by without those bats against the potent Phillies.
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One Response to “Philly Series Expectations”

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