And so we are down to one game. John Maine takes the hill and outduels Chris Carpenter. He challenged the hitters, and the Mets are rewarded with some more life. I’ll take it.
Of course Billy Wagner had to make us sweat just a little bit. Surely he was trying to provide Joe Benigno with some more fodder.
It looks like it will be Oliver Perez tomorrow, and that seems like the right decision to me. Darren Oliver has not started in two years, and there is no reason to break that string just yet. We all know game seven is an "all hands on deck" situation, but we need a fast start. And it is wise to start the game with someone who is used to actually starting. There is an entirely different mindset to beginning a game, and Perez is the one who is used to taking the hill first.
One more game, baby. Just one more.