Well, we’re down to the rubber game this afternoon at Shea. Winner takes the series and moves into first place.
Offense again was soft last night, other than the two solo home runs. Brett struggled with his command big-time but was still encouraging. He bent but didn’t break.
Madson had nine consecutive scoreless appearances end. He hadn’t given up a home run since April 29 when Jose took him deep for the game-winner. He’s a big part of a strong bullpen and just had one of those outings.
After today, the Phillies and Mets meet only twice more, two games in Philly in August and three at Shea during September’s first weekend.
Back home for three games starting tomorrow night before heading out on the road again. Seems as if we have way more road games than home games.
Tomorrow and Saturday afternoon are sell outs and a few tickets remain for Sunday’s afternoon game.
Chipper left the game last night with a hamstring problem. Braves don’t play today.
FOX on Saturday afternoon (3:55) and ESPN Sunday Night (8:00) in St. Louis on August 3.
Starting on August 16 (at San Diego), we’re on FOX for five straight Saturdays.
In response to a comment yesterday, Harry Kalas had some eye surgery during the All-Star break and he’s on the same prognosis we use many times for players, “day-to-day.”
He’s anxious to get back to the booth.