October 10, 2006

Glavine ready for Cards

Mark Bowman at Mets.com writes about Tom Glavine and his confidence for the up coming series with the Cardinals:

"You always have one eye on what's ahead," Glavine said as he and his Mets teammates celebrated their sweep of the Dodgers in the National League Division Series.

What's ahead for Glavine is a Game 1 start against the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. Even before the game time and opponent were known, the veteran southpaw was well aware of his assignment.

With both Pedro Martinez and Orlando Hernandez injured and unavailable for the remainder of the postseason, Glavine is truly the only reliable starting pitcher the Mets possess. Thus, it will be important for him to provide an effort similar to one he authored against the Dodgers on Thursday night.

"I'm looking forward to the next one," said Glavine, who tossed six scoreless innings against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS. "It's a tempered excitement right now."