The delicate flip side to an emotional victory is the possibility of a let down. The Mets will attempt to guard against that this afternoon against the Washington Nationals at wet Citi Field after last night’s dramatic eighth-inning, six-run rally.
The Mets’ offense finally awoke and rallied from five runs down in their largest comeback of the season.
The Mets will go with Mike Pelfrey (4-1, 2.65), who gave up three runs in 7 1/3 innings in his last start, Friday against San Francisco. Pelfrey didn’t get a decision, but complained of tightness in his right shoulder for the second time in two starts.
With the weather wet and cool, it will be interesting to see how Pelfrey responds.
The Mets will sit second Luis Castillo, who has a bruised left foot.
Here’s today’s line-up for the 18-15 Mets behind Pelfrey:
Angel Pagan, CF
Alex Cora, 2B
Jose Reyes, SS
Jason Bay, LF
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Rod Barajas, C
Mike Pelfrey, RP