The Mets are in trouble and need Johan Santana to stop the slide tonight against Tim Hudson. It won’t be easy. Aces are supposed to stop losing streaks and that’s what the Mets need tonight. I also don’t think it’s a stretch to say they need him because the offense can’t be counted on against Hudson.
Manager Willie Randolph on Santana: “We need a well-pitched game from Santana. Nobody wants to get swept.’’
David Wright said the Mets are “mediocre,’’ and he’s not wrong. If they lose tonight they’ll drop below .500. Raise your hands if you expected this.