Folks. I have an obligation this weekend I must attend and won’t be back until Sunday afternoon.
I’m leaving the Chat Room open throughout the weekend for the Minnesota series and encourage you to post your thoughts when the mood strikes.
I don’t like leaving when the team is playing so well, but this is an obligation I can’t break.
Tonight, the Mets will attempt to get back to the winning side of the ledger behind Mike Pelfrey, who is coming off a 5-3 loss to the Yankees last weekend.
Pelfrey gave up five runs and a pair of two-run homers in seven innings of a 5-3 loss.
“He’s still a young pitcher who, over the course of a season and in his career, will hit small bumps,’’ manager Jerry Manuel said. “He just has to look back on them and get better.’’
Johan Santana and Jon Niese will start the next two games of the series.
Angel Pagan is expected to miss tonight’s game with a muscle spasm in his right side, but should return tomorrow.