Mets win their first road series, taking 2 of 3 from the Marlins, after getting dominated by Josh Johnson on opening day. Does this short three game series change anything in my opinion on the rest of the Mets season? NO.
The Marlins are not a playoff team, and will be fighting with the Mets for 3rd/4th place in the NL East. The Mets have to go into Philadelphia, and face two of the Phillies aces (Hamels and Halladay), with Blanton in the middle. The Mets need to win the game versus Blanton, as they will be big underdogs in the pitching match-up in the other two. That will be a recurring theme this year.
To recap: Enjoy winning a series on the road (since it didn't happen until August last year), but don't expect the Mets to win 108 games!
There will likely be a meet up on Friday at the home opener; e-mail me if you are going and I will let you know what my plan is.