Mets 5 Dodgers 0
This is getting to be a habit.
For the first time in a long time, I felt like a Yankees fan watching this game.
Mets Game Notes
Johan Santana pitched as expected, considering he was facing a decimated AAA squad. It would not have been shocking to see him toss a second no-hitter. This Dodgers team is really, really awful right now.
I felt like a Yankees fan because I fully expected the Mets to win this game — and had they lost, I would have been furious. In a way, it’s a can’t-win situation for the Mets — if they lose to this present Dodger team, there is something very wrong. If they win, well, it’s expected.
Looking at the Dodgers’ record and knowing about their tremendous start to the season, and then seeing what LA looks like at this specific moment, and one realizes how much timing can affect the W-L record of the Mets. Sometimes, the Mets run into a club that is red-hot. Other times, such as now, they have the luck to run into a team when it is at its lowest point. How do you judge this series? By midnight tonight, the Mets should have completed a sweep of a team that had the best record in baseball only a week or so ago. Does that mean the Mets are awesome? Or just lucky to hit a good team at a really bad time — for four games?
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About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.