Tom Glavine threw six scoreless tonight against Washington, providing the Mets their best news of the day. They hit five homers, including one by Julio Franco. They appear out of their post-clinching funk.
Pedro Martinez will be out for eight months after undergoing rotator cuff surgery this week. The Mets will be pitcher hunting in the off-season, so let’s start hearing it … Who should they go for and who should they give up? We’ll no doubt talk about this all winter, so we might as well get going now.
Damage control all around for Lastings Milledge by Willie Randolph and Omar Minaya. Saying what a great guy he is. Maybe they should take a clubhouse poll. I’m thinking they have to build the guy up because they’d love to deal him for a pitcher. Right now, his value is dropping and I bet they regret not dealing him at the break.
Steve Trachsel went home to attend to family business, so he won’t start tomorrow.
Opponent: With Philly out as a wild card, the Mets will get the Western Division loser, either LA or San Diego. Game 1 Wednesday at Shea.