The Mets begin a four-game series with the Giants in San Francisco tonight, after which they travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers and then to Boston to face the Red Sox in Fenway Park.
In the Bergen Record, Bob Klapisch points out, “So far, the Mets faced only one superior team, the Cardinals, and ended up getting swept.”
The Giants and Dodgers are a combined 26–8 at home.
In San Francisco, the Mets will face Jonathan Sanchez, Cy Young Winner Tim Lincecum, Randy Johnson and Matt Cain.
“It’s going to be an important test for us,” David Wright told reporters before leaving for the road trip.
Carlos Beltran agreed, telling reporters yesterday, “It's not an easy road trip… This trip will test us.”
…as i mentioned in yesterday’s Pre Game Show on SNY, the clip of which you can watch here, in 2006 a similar road trip seemed to bring the team together, but last season they struggled and came home with a new manager… personally, i would be happy if the team finishes .500 on the road trip, meaning they’ll be 23–20 after 43 games, and hopefully still in first place with this season’s roughest stretch of road games behind them…