And... back to .500 are the Mets. Now comes a big test for them in Detroit and against the Yanks this weekend. These next 6 games are big.Absolutely big...THE NEXT 13 GAMES ALL THE WAY UP TO THE ALL-STAR GAME ARE BIG!
Gee between last year and his unreal start this year had been coasting with no adversity at the MLB level. Last week he hit a wall to the tune of a 4 runs in 4 IP. Not good but in the long and short of a season not important. What was important? To see if he could bounce back and give the Mets a quality effort. The rookie did just that with 3 runs of 6 innings. I'd take that everyday and twice on sunday! <br /><br />So when faced with his first trouble in the big league, Gee attacked it with the same level head, focus and mental toughness we can see when he's on the mound. That to me bodes well and is much more important than a one game set beck.
Tonight was awesome, I don't really know what else to say. You know it's a good night when Bay jacks a salami! Let's Go Mets! Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose!
This has just been an incredible week. It's almost impossible to list all of the positives on the offensive side of the ball. I mean, 52 runs in 4 games? There's a good chance we might never see that again. The best thing is, it's all done by stringing hits together and with contributions from everyone. It really tends to build the "team" feeling. I liked how last night Beltran was telling Murphy (I think it was Murphy) to relax from third while he was facing Albuquerque. I thought Murphy had no chance once he had two strikes...and he came through with that seeing-eye single to score two. For me, that was the best moment in a game filled with great moments.
Yeah, today's game won't be the same unless there's some crazy miracle, but if they can put up 5 against Verlander who knows? Obviously the man of the hour is Pelfrey so let's see if he can ride this wave of enthusiasm and come up big.
You've got to love this kind of production going into a statement weekend. They're just firing on all cylinders, including cylinders I didn't even know they had!