I gotta hand it to them. Every Single Time I think the Mets are ready to fade into darkness they surge forward and plant their flag in the ground as a major factor in the NL East.
Coming off the sweep at the hands of the Reds they square off against the Baltimore O’s and sweep ‘em out of Queens. In fact the Metsies came within 2 innings of shutting the O’s out for the entire series.
I swear Terry Collins should win manager of the Year. Who else could possibly have gotten more out of a “last place team” like the Mets were supposed to be?
Somehow we’re sitting pretty in second place 6 games over .500 and just 3 out of first.
Thats the good news… The bad news is the Yankees come in this weekend and will probably administer the ass kicking they normally give us.
Meanwhile if you threw the yankees out of the mix the Mets are running through the Big Bad AL East like its the PCL.
As for Wednesday’s game Gee was fantastic until surrendering a 2 run bomb in the 8th. Sure enough the pen was very leaky as Frank-Franc loaded the bases in the 9th and walked in a run before wiggling out of the jam to close the game.
Valdespin got another start and TC said he likes the energy he brings. It looks like Cedeno and Tejada are coming back as early as this weekend so I hope TC will juggle his guys to ensure Valdespin’s development.