The Mets are showing signs of life, especially Carlos Beltran. So what's the last thing this team needs?
You got it, a long West Coast road trip.
This trip to California could not have come at a worse time. There are no off days this week and the Mets are as banged up as they come and have not had an off day in almost two weeks. They finished the game last night after 11 p.m. and had to fly across the country to play tonight.
This is brutal and the Mets do not need a let down at this point. So to make matters worse let's throw our most erratic pitcher on the mound tonight! Which Oliver Perez will show up? Will it be the 95 mph flame thrower with magic stuff, or will it be Mr. Walk 20 Batters and Can't Make it through the 4th Inning?
We're starting to play well in spite of some injuries. There's no reason why we shouldn't beat up on the Giants and continue this streak. But West Coast trips are rarely kind to the Metropolitans.
This will be a test of their mental strength as much as their physical abilities.