Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 5/22/12
Ron Darling should know better.When he led off the broadcast by saying "oh well with the Pirates and Padres coming up on the schedule, you might think 'hey the Mets could go 5-2'", he started to sound too much like my late night conversations trying to be presumptuous about what's an "easy win" and what's not. I know Darling finished that thought by saying that having the Pirates and Padres were more of an opportunity to get the pitching going than to get five wins. Well, that's kinda the same thing. I cringe when I hear stuff like that, because for all we know the Pirates and Padres are thinking "at least we have the Mets". And when the Pirates, the same Pirates that couldn't hit a lick versus Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, saw that lineup the Mets threw out there on Monday, they had to be licking their chops.Then again, Vinny Rottino was a better option than Ike Davis at this point, and Erik Bedard is deadly against lefties, so why the heck not. And hey, that lineup that looks...
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