Sorry to miss you yesterday. Moderate to heavy tech problems. The hourglass kept turning and turning when I tried to post. We’ll see how it goes today.
The Mets accomplished what they needed mathematically Friday, but laid the hammer down yesterday. Willie Randolph said several times about the need to develop a killer instinct, and that’s what they did yesterday.
“This is a test for us,’’ Paul Lo Duca said. “We knew they would come right at us in this series. This game was a big statement for us. It said we’re not a team that is about to let go. That’s a good sign.’’
How Lo Duca took the extra base on Andruw Jones only showed who is the hungrier team.
Tom Glavine goes for the sweep today.
As far as the trade market goes, the last days come down to who’ll blink first. Mets holding course on not dealing Lastings Milledge, but the more I think about it, if they can get Barry Zito straight up for him I’d do it—providing he could be signed before the deal.
Zito doesn’t guarantee anything, but he does enhance their chances. Milledge just to rent Zito for two months is too steep.