Who Are These Mets?

The lowly Mets are officially SURGING but BMF can’t quite wrap my brain around it.  

How are they doing it? They somehow have gotten better after Wright and Ike hit the DL. That coupled with Bay’s “invisaBat” and these crazy Mets are winning without 3 of their top 5 offensive weapons. 

Of course the obvious answer is the lights out starting pitching we’ve been getting but the Mets I’m used to never let that stand in the way of losing. 

Another huge reason for this .500 Mets team that just won a series in ATL(!!!) is the return of Pagan. This guy is magically back to exactly the game changing player he was last year. 

But WTF happened when he didn’t slide on an easily stolen base?!? He said he thought it was fouled off which doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve been watching baseball for more than 30 years and I can’t recall ever seeing a runner tagged out while not sliding because he thought it was fouled off.

This coupled with Pagan not retouching second base while scampering back to 1st is giving me flashbacks to 2009.

I almost don’t even want to say it but Bay had 2 hits and is actually showing us there might be some life in his bat. Not holding my breath but…

Too bad for Gee the rains came because he was headed for win number 8.

Now that we’ve drawn back to even Thurs becomes the most important game of the season. We don’t want to immed fall back under .500 we need to build on this immediately.

13 Responses to “Who Are These Mets?”

  1. Howard Says:

    This is crazy… Even Bay is starting to show signs of life after being in a coma for two years. The starting rotation is absolutely ridiculously good. I have full confidence in RA bringing home the sweep.

    Was that Parnell throwing a 99mph fastball that was moving and basically unhittable?

    I can even see the potential of Bay getting an RBI in the next few games.

    I love the batting order of guys who make contact and keep the ball in play, not striking out a million times. It puts a lot of pressure on the pitcher. Hopefully Wright is watching this and realizing he needs to go back to when he first came up to the majors and was more concerned with just making good contact than trying to hit homeruns.

    Lets get over .500 today and then start making a major move in the standings.

    Let’s Go Mets!!!

  2. JoeG Says:

    It’s like the Seinfeld episode where everything was “opposite”-down is up-up is down-”Hi-my name is George….I’m bald,unemployed and live with my parents………….!”

  3. KMac Says:

    I’ll tell you how they’re doing it BMF - it’s Jose Reyes. He makes everything go. Obviously the offense revolves around him, his D has been tremendous (other than the one he through right into the ground Tuesday night - that was hilarious!) and his enthusiasm is contagious and inspires others to step up their games.

    He needs to be re-signed now to send a message that the team is committed to winning.

  4. ProfessorReyes Says:

    ours is not to question why, ours is but to just enjoy.

    If we’re not in the race and we don’t get Santana back, the new coaching and managing and the not-guaranteed-a-starting-spot players have still made these games worth watching…..not easy in a “lost” season.

  5. cleonjones Says:

    Lets go Mets ! Good win last night. Lets go for the sweep tonight. I agree with KMac- Jose is the engine- ok boys and girls lets start the chorus- RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! RE-SIGN REYES ! Who leads the MAJOR LEAGUES in Batting?? REYES

  6. ProfessorReyes Says:

    …and oh yeah, REYES! lol

  7. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    I did some *rough* math, and Jose Reyes has scored or batted in something like a quarter of the Mets’ runs this season! That doesn’t include all the times he batted someone over or of course all the runs he prevented with his defense. But my math skills are atrocious so if anyone else wants to take a crack at this, be my guest.

    BMF, I think one part of why is Terry Collins. I think he is the right manager for this group of guys!

    Also, I know everyone is worried about trading Reyes at the deadline, but I keep thinking about that interview with Sandy Alderson in the beginning of the year when he said he would be very disappointed if the Mets didn’t win at least 84 games. I think people are underestimating SANDY’s desire to win, and his competitiveness. He’s not trading Reyes unless we are really in the toilet at the deadline.

  8. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Let me get this straight,…3rd place ….500…winning a series in Atl….3 1/2 GB in the wild card and we are talking about the METS?

    So let me get this right in order to stay above .500, we have to SWEEP the Braves today!

    This must be Kansas Toto!!!

    LETS GO METS!!!

  9. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Funny interview with Sandy on the FAN just now. Worth listening if you can find it on the website.

  10. USMF Says:

    I did say that sometime this summer before the ASB, that this team would have us convinced that they could be contenders. Who would of thought that they could do it w/out Wright and Ike?

    I really think the difference has been TC and Sandy. In the past few years, it’s always been “lets just try to stay above water until players X, Y and Z come back from the DL”…Now it’s, “You’re a MLB player for a reason, play and win.”

    TC even has Willie and Scot playing better…

    The re-god-damn-diculous season by Jose doesn’t hurt either.

    I’m hopeful on Bay after last night. Two hits are nice, but even his out looked good. He’s starting to hit that off-speed pitch on the outside corner instead of just locking up and waving at it.

  11. El Duderino Says:

    You guys are right on point, as always. Things I am LOVING beyond the obvious (starting pitching, Jose):
    - TC squeezing every last bit of performance out of this crew. He has them believing in themselves, and each other.
    - Bunch of young, hungry players getting a chance to play nearly every day instead of once every 10 games (Murphy, Tejada, Turner, etc.)
    - Carlos Beltran, making a graceful transition to RF and quietly returning to form, effortlessly tracking down fly balls, and even stealing a base.
    - Angel Pagan, welcome back.
    - Oh, and NOT being saddled with any stinking, moping, wet blanket, rally killing albatrosses i.e. Castillo and Perez. Talk about addition by subtraction!!!

    Let’s bust the Braves tonight and come home rocking!

  12. JoMama Says:

    Lets not get too high on Bay yet. What you saw in two well hit balls were off of middle relief - he’s still barely over the Mendoza - I know, baby steps but remember, he wasn’t signed to hit singles, he’s a 4 hitter, batting down the order. Let’s just say he had a good night and hopefully it continues. God I love beating the Braves in their house. Oh and the Marlins are falling apart - 2 run lead in the 9th and they blew it.

  13. MetFanDan Says:

    Just bought some tickets for the Fri nite, July 1st game and have to get some for tomorrow night’s game against the Halo’s.

    Who’d a thunk it with all the adversity & injuries. I agree…it’s time to keep moving up to the plus side of .500.

    All I can say is…LET’S GO METS !!!

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