Sunday mornings always seem to go by in slow motion. Maybe it’s because with a day game after a night game there’s no BP. Maybe it’s because the players aren’t required to be here until a couple of hours before gametime.
The clubhouse movie was The Longest Yard II. “Based on a true story,’’ Billy Wagner joked. It doesn’t have quite the inspirational value as “Rocky.’’
Everybody seems in a good mood. With the Phillies getting smoked this afternoon, the Mets can go into Philly on Tuesday up by 6.5 games. And, they have Pedro Martinez pitching today.
Here’s today’s lineup, the one that will try to get Pedro his first win since April 28:
SS Jose Reyes: Takes a seven-game hitting streak in against Russ Ortiz.
RF Endy Chavez: Hitting .306 over last 12 games.
CF Carlos Beltran: Has 22 RBI over last 21 games.
1B Carlos Delgado: Has 33 career multi-homer games.
3B David Wright: On 10-for-20 tear over last five games.
2B Chris Woodward: Has four hits in his last two starts.
C Ramon Castro: Has two three-hit games this season.
LF Lastings Milledge: Has eight RBI in last seven games.
RHP Pedro Martinez: Opponents hitting .181 against him.