Winning is not supposed to feel this painful.
I nodded off last night after the Mets had secured a 6–0 lead in the top of the first in LA. My snooze was saturated with peaceful visions of Glavine securing his 299th victory tonight. I subconsciously calculated that his next start would be next Wednesday, when I would be in Loge13 to see history.
When I awoke, Glavine had been chased from the game, the early lead squandered. What a mess.
Thankfully, the Mets packed their bats for this trip, beating the Dodgers 13–9. The Mets had 16 hits in the game. Once again, the fringe players came through. Ruben Gotay went 3–4. Returning Met marlon Anderson went 2–5 and made a great catch in the bottom of the 9th to stifle a Dodger rally.
For more on the Dodgers this weekend, check out Blue Thoughts, an excellent Dodgers site in our Blogs By Fans network.
Meanwhile, the Braves ended their 3–game losing streak by beating all over the Cardinals 10–1. Atlanta remains 2.5 games behind us.
Bad news for Cardinals fans: Chris Carpenter is having Tommy John surgery and is out for a year, according to Jack Cobra.