2006_04_smetslogo.jpg-Mets 10, Cardinals 8: With the Yankees in Seattle, the Mets can enjoy three straight nights of dominance in the 7-10 p.m. viewing window. Thanks to some shoddy pitching -- they gave back six runs of an eight-run lead -- the Mets crept past 10 p.m. Steve Trachsel couldn't thrive with a huge cushion, but the Mets' early damage off Mark Mulder proved too much to overcome. Remember, St. Louis is the National League Central leader, and they are not on the same level as the Mets.
-U.S. Open draws relaesed: The U.S. Open doesn't start until Aug. 28, but Andre Agassi got some bad news with the release of the draw today. As an unseeded player, Agassi is unprotected, and if he and Marcos Baghdatis in their first round matches, they'll meet in the second round. With Agassi limping through the summer season and an arduous draw, his good-bye party might not last long at the Open, and the tournament will suffer.