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I'm glad I wasn't there.

There is a bright side to all this, though.  In the three-game set, both teams scored 17 runs.  That number itself doesn't mean much, as each club got plenty of tallies against the weak spots in the other's bullpen.  But it does mean that the series wasn't the pushover that Mets fans may decide it was.

And anyway, we were playing one of the best teams in baseball in their home park.  We put up a good fight and lost two of three.  It happens.  They'll probably lose two of three in plenty of road series, too.  

With Ryan Howard and Tom Gordon both out of action, the Phillies look pretty weak; while they've been lumped in with the Mets, Braves, Padres, and Dodgers, they really aren't in the same tier.  Again, we probably shouldn't set our expectations too high: a series split would be fine by me.  But at the same time, it's not hard to see the Crew taking three out of the four games before coming back home.