Anthony DiComo at Mets.com writes about Ryan Church, Brian Schneider and them getting set to play their old team for the first time:
"It's going to be good to get out there and play against guys I played with," Church said. "But at the same time, they're the enemy now."
Brian Schneider was also part of that trade, and unlike Church, the backstop never had the opportunity to face his old teammates in a Spring Training game. For Schneider, Tuesday night's series opener at Shea Stadium will give him a new sort of experience.
"I haven't done it yet, so I don't really know what kind of emotions there will be," Schneider said. "But I'm not anticipating getting all psyched up and excited for it. It's another opponent for us, and we need to get some wins."
Of course there is always some nervousness when you go into a series against a team that you played for so many years with, but now you guys are Mets and you need to step on their struggling necks and deliver the death blow. They need to beat teams like this.
On the other side of the spectrum, Milledge and Lo Duca will be facing the Mets and I’m sure there is going to be some bad blood for them facing the Mets, so they need to try and keep those two at bay. The good thing for the Nats is that they will be missing Johan and Perez. So that means it will be Maine, Pelfrey and Figueroa going into this one.