Friday, October 06, 2006

Who's hot: The 4-5-6 hitters in the Mets' lineup (Carlos Delgado, David Wright and Cliff Floyd) are 10-for-24 with four runs scored and six RBI. Floyd's swing in particular looks a lot better, perhaps aided by a cortisone shot he had in the final week of the season. He has hit in seven straight games dating back to the end of the regular season.

Who's not: Jose Valentin and Carlos Beltran are each 0-for-5, but they have contributed in other ways. Beltran has worked pitchers for four walks, while Valentin has scored two runs.

Outlook: The Mets gave themselves a nice cushion with two wins in New York but now are faced with pitching Steve Trachsel and Oliver Perez on the road. The pair allowed 17 runs in 11 innings against Los Angeles this season.

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