After a euphoric end to a 7-4 homestand, one that included 3 complete game shutouts and a no-hitter (!), the Mets have come back down to Earth. They lost the first two games in The District to drop 2.5 games behind the first place Nationals. Obviously affected by their close proximity to the federal government, the Mets have been playing no-so-smart baseball. They’ve committed more errors than the Congressional Budget Office, and even messed up an appeal play to second base (everyone on the field was ready for it, but someone forgot to tell the pitcher, who threw home).
In fairness, they are short 2 relievers, and they had a game started by a rehabbing Chris Young, and unproven Jeremy Hefner. But a win tonight would do a lot for the team’s confidence as they head into a weekend series in the Bronx. R.A. Dickey is on the hill, so one can’t help but feel hopeful.
But enough of this palaver – Blogs:
- St. Lucie to Flushing did a tremendous job covering the Rule 4 First Year Player Draft this week. Check out his analysis of all 41 players the Mets drafted.
- Seedlings to Stars takes a good look at a former number one draft pick, the improving Matt Harvey.
- LoHud Mets examines the parchment-paper thin depth at shortstop, a situation made even worse after a finger injury to Omar Quintanilla.
- Metszilla basks in the awesomeness of Scott Hairston.
- The Eddie Kranepool society is still “with 28,” despite some bumps in the road (“the road” being the infield dirt between home and second base)
- ESPN Mets Blog says a DL decision on Jon Rauch is “looming.” Looming like a 6′ 11″ shadow over the Mets bullpen.
Also looming – more news, opinion, and coverage of the Mets here on MetsToday.
About the Author
Paul is a freelance writer, blogger, and broadcast technology professional residing in Denver. A New Jersey native, he is a long-suffering Mets fan, a recently-happy Giants fan, and bewildered Islanders fan. He's also a fair-weather Avalanche and Rockies supporter. In his spare time, he enjoys the three Gs: Golf, Guitars, and Games.