Swept ‘Em in Philly !!

Holy Crap how did that just happen? The 2012, supposed to be last place, Mets just went into Philly and took all 3 from the supposed to be 1st place Phils.

A very fair argument could be made that Philly is playing terrible ball right now but from where I stand this is great news. 

Obtw the Mets also came back a THIRD straight game to win, we got past Cliff Lee  AND TC started Hairston and Vinny Rotino. 

Not sure of this is beginning of the turnaround we’ve all been waiting for but Ike Davis clubbed a 3 run HR and added a second hit. Can’t really hold my breath for an Ike resurgence this week just like i’m having a hard time fully believing in this Met team.

Can these guys POSSIBLY compete all season? Is this merely a magic carpet ride? These pick ourselves up come from behind wins sure do make we want to believe… But I’m not convinced i should fully buy in just yet…

But maybe that’s just the pessimistic Met fan in me… 

13 Responses to “Swept ‘Em in Philly !!”

  1. Lord Charles Says:

    Here’s my concern: the Met’s have trailed in 11 of their 18 wins. A that wins at a sustainable rate should have a have a much higher percentage of “wire-to-wire” wins than just 38.9%.

  2. Lord Charles Says:

    ^That should read, “A TEAM that wins at a sustainable rate…”

  3. Patrick Says:

    If the Mets were just swept we would be saying that it doesn’t matter that it’s only the beginning of May, we can fall behind real fast. Well, same goes for them. We just swept Philly. Soon there will be distance and we will be in charge.

  4. cleonjones Says:

    Great win last night. On to Miami- I like these young Mets- I am still learning their names but as I stated before they play hard. Funny how when Bay and Pelf are out our boys are winning? Lets go Mets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. USMF Says:

    LC, part of the reason the Mets have been trailing in games and their big negative run deferential is because it seems that the Mets are consistently running into some very strong starting pitching and hitting a ton of LH starters.

    The Mets are very lefty hitting heavy and Ike and Duda haven’t been producing the way we’d be expecting. You take Wright out of the line up and our best RH hitter is Scott Hairston?

    I know Bay gets a ton of hate, but for this team to really have success, we’re gonna need Bay to come back and hit (which he was starting to do before he went down). Right now, Bay isn’t close to coming back and fortunately, Torres and Kirk are playing really well.

    We don’t know what will happen in the next couple of months…Torres is an injury waiting to happen and Kirk may come down to earth. Plus we don’t know what may happen to the OF’s before Bay is ready. Luckly, it looks like we have time for Bay to get healthy and get some AAA games under his belt to get his timing back. If we are lucky, when Bay is ready TC can have a four man OF rotation going.

    As far as the Mets beating up on the Phils because they are missing their two best hitters and their bullpen is under-performing…Boo Eff’ing Whoo…I say, it’s only fair…show no mercy…sweep the leg!

    On another note: did anyone else notice this…when the Mets put the game out of reach last night, Gary remarked on Philies Phan heading for the exit. Then the cameras showed the lines of Phans hanging their heads making the slow walk of disgust towards the exit. Gary them made a quick “goodbye” remark.

    Now Gary is one of the top all time Mets Fans (how many other fans can turn their love of the Mets in to a 25 year career calling games for the team he grew up loving?)

    Gary is also the ultimate provisional, but when he said “goodbye” I heard a “goodbye and good riddance you guys disgust me”. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think there was legit satisfaction in the Gary’s voice seeing the Mets stomping on the Phils and breaking their bandwagon spirits again.

    Of course, Gary could have still been a little pissed of from when the Phanatic came into the both and disrupted the broadcast and shined Gary’s head. Gary really seemed very annoyed at that fiasco (or should I say PHiasco?).

  6. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    SWEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Luis Says:

    I thought Ike swung tha bat better in Colorado, then not so well in Houston and at home again- but he looked a bit better last night…I like how these guys play, the fact that they are young and play hard-I am still worried about the pitching depth-Can the Dickey start every 4th day?? In the 70s, the White Sox started Wilbur Wood on 2 days rest at times…

  8. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Luis: yes, it’s really amazing to think about those Wilbur Wood teams of the early 70’s. In 1972, Wood made 49 starts! 376 innings. 48 the next year, when he finished 24-20. Incredible. Talk about rubber armed!

  9. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Fifty one weeks after having Tommy John Surgury. Jenrry Mejia poitched yesterday. Chris Young is pitching for the PSL Mets tonight.

    St. Lucie scored runs in the eighth and ninth inning to defeat the Brevard County Mana­tees 4-2 on Wednesday at Space Coast Stadium. The Mets’ Jenrry Mejia made his first start since Tommy John surgery and gave up two runs on four hits in five innings.

  10. Matt the Met Fan Says:

    IT’S 1969 !!

    or maybe it’s just all this Acid I dropped in college?

    Do I really see us winning games late?
    or hitting with two outs?
    and, YIKES!, a bullpen that actually stops teams from scoring more?

    I see 1969 ..

  11. BlondiesJake Says:

    Darn, another great late rally spoiled by Francisco.

  12. IrishMike Says:

    Gotta give Ike an assist on the loss for that bad error in the 8th. A two run save would have been less pressure.

  13. Met_Maven Says:

    Yea, all 2 of those blown saves he’s had. Never mind Ikes blunder, Murphy not coming thru w/runners on, the Torres and Cedeno blunders in the first inning. This was TOTALLY all on Francisco.

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