Mets Will Have To Do It Without Pedro
Now, back to the present. With Orlando Hernandez , their NLDS Game 1 starter, on the mound (5 IP, 1 unearned run, 3 hits, 5 walks), the Mets managed a win against The Bravos thanks to the bats of the two Carloses. Delgado had four RBI's and Carlos Beltran hit his 41st homerun of the season, tying Todd Hundley for the club record. Beltran is wrapping up one of the finest offensive seasons ever put together in a Mets uniform. He may still lose out to Ryan Howard or Albert Pujols for the MVP, even though the Phillies Wild Card chances are about done and the Cardinals are in the midst of one of the all-time greatest September collapses. The Houston Rockets are just a half game behind the Cards in the NL Central with three to play against Atlanta.
As for me, I'm headed up to DC today to watch the Mets wrap up their regular season at beautiful RFK stadium. I'll post comments and maybe pictures on Monday, when the Mets postseason opponents will finally, hopefully, be set. Lets Go Mets!