Funny how things sometimes turn out once they start actually playing the games.
The preseason outlook was very clear: the Mets would suck and the Supercharged Marlins with their new stadium and free agent bonanza team would go toe to toe with the Phillies for the NL East.
But that’s not what just happened in Flushing as the Mets SWEPT the Marlins. I honestly can’t wrap my brain around this happened especially after dropping 2 to Frisco on Mon.
Quite frankly the Mets have no business winning games if you consider that we lost our starting CF, Big Pelf is having Tommy John surgery, Bay is on the DL, and has done next to nothing anyway and Ike Davis’ mojo is missing.
Yet somehow we’re winning. I attribute this to great pitching and Terry Collins who has his guys ready to play every inning of every game.
TC is still under the radar but he’s done a tremendous job with the Mets.
Possibly more shocking is the under achieving Fish team led by Reyes who has done NOTHING so far this year.
I take no joy from Jose’s struggles but I loved watching Heath Bell limp through the 9th throwing 45 pitches before ultimately losing the game.
Justin Turner did a fantastic job working Bell for a 10+ pitch AB and earning a walk to tie the game.
Now out to Colorado which will hopefully jump start our bats a little.