Not so Amazin'...First, on the Nats' 3-2 win over the Fish yesterday... I was really pleased to see Guzman dropped to the 8th spot, finally. And, I was even happier to see him walk twice, as I hope that this will inspire F-Rob to keep him there. We should definitely expect to see Guzman making the third out a lot less and walking a lot more from the 8th spot, since people are not going to give him much to hit, with the pitcher coming up. With a hit in two official ABs, he also got his average all the way up to .150! Batting title, here Guzman comes! His defense certainly stunk up the joint, and was responsible for Livan's unearned run.
Now what about the Mets... 0 for 5? I never would have thought it. Sure, any team no matter how good can have a 5 game losing streak or two in the course of the year. But if you start off the season with one, it's easy to believe that there's more of the same to come. I hope they don't make history, but I'll be somewhat glad if a team that looked that good on PECOTA-printed paper doesn't live up to the hype, particularly since it will be an interesting platform to go and look and try to figure out what happened.
I think the Mets are going to be 1-5 after today... it shouldn't be too hard for Pedro to outduel Smoltz, because I don't think Smoltz quite has the stamina built up that he's going to need for the starter role. And, for the first time in my life, I'll be pulling for Pedro (anything that puts us in a better position within the division).