If the rotation holds up, itll be Óliver Pérezotherwise known as The Other Leftiefor the Mets. Hell need to return to his 2007 form (15-10) if the Mets are going to win, and theres no better team for Pérez or any other Mets starter to get on track against. We dont know who will be starting for the hapless Nationals, but with José Reyes, David Wright, Carlos Beltran, and Carlos Delgadomaybe the most fearsome foursome in team historyin the batting order, it shouldnt make much of a difference. Our guess is that if theres one early series for which you might get a relatively cheap ticket, it will be this one, so jump on it if only so you can start telling your friends how much you miss Shea.
Sun., April 26, 1:10 p.m., 2009