I’m glad Willie said it is a big series. I’m glad other guys in the clubhouse said the same. And, it’s important for a lot of reasons. What’s so wrong about admitting it?
Perhaps they should have swept in Atlanta. They certainly had the chance. Mike Pelfrey is in the rotation now and eventually the Mets will need for him to win a big game against Atlanta. Why not get the confidence in doing it now?
Sure, the Mets could get swept this weekend and still win the division by 15 games. But, the Mets have expended so much energy over the past few years to get the psychological monkey of the Braves off their back. I think losing this series gives back some of what they gained.
That’s why I believe this weekend is important.