The Nationals beat the Mets last night 7-2, meaning their loss column advantage over the Phils is just one. Pedro Martinez let up four runs and eight hits in six innings as the ghosts of last season may be starting to swirl in New York.
"There's no panic. We know what's at stake," team spokesman David Wright said after the game. "We're
in the middle of a playoff push and we're going to have bumps in the
road. This is a time when we've got to keep them at a minimum. We can't
allow them to carry over into the next couple of games." A Phillies win coupled with a Mets loss tonight would knock the Mets out of the top spot.
Open thread: I’ve got a busy schedule today. Lots cookin'. One thing I wanted to touch on at some point was a look at third base and right field, where in hindsight, the Phils would have been better off leaving well enough alone this offseason. Discuss.