So sayeth Brian Erni:
Tomorrow’s matinee is a huge game for this team. A win would give the Mets the series win and a 3-3 home stand.So this is what we're down to, huh? "Huge" is now defined as not losing 2 out of 3 to a last place team that arrived at CitiField with a record of 33-40?
Seriously, just chew on that a while. Swish it around, taste it. Ponder the fact that it's really been so long since the Mets were in honest contention for anything meaningful that a pivotal moment in the season now consists of the opportunity to split a home stand with the bottom half of the American League West.
I remember huge. Huge is a weekend series between the 1st and 2nd place teams with a half game between them. Huge is sweeping the team nipping at your heels as if to say, "Nice try, but this is our year, not yours." Huge is a playoff game in October. This--while I'm sure it will be a perfectly enjoyable afternoon game coinciding on a day off for me--is a lousy, laughable substitute for huge.