Mets 2-0. Magic number: 161
The Mets are crisp like a cracker (or, matzoh), from the pitching to the defense to the timely-enough hitting. El Duque was terrific, making one wonder if it would be the Mets receiving their championship rings today and not the Cards if he weren’t so fragile last October. And the rest of the team came to play, too, as the Mets handed the Cardinals their second consecutive defeat in as many games this season on Tuesday, a nice 4-1 win in which El Duque showed his worth from the plate, too.
It all adds up to a magic number that’s just …