Mets Game 112: Win Over Rockies
Mets 2 Rockies 1
Mets complete their first sweep at home of the season, and firmly hold on to third place in the NL East. Really?
Mets Game Notes
Was this really the first home sweep of the year? Crazy, right? Even crazier is that they’re in sole possession of third place, a full game ahead of the Phillies and only one game behind the second-place Nationals. Granted, the NL East has turned out to be the most surprisingly underachieving division in baseball, but still. How long will the Mets keep this up? Will they actually overtake the Nats and slip into second? What if they had spent a few bucks in the winter on one or two healthy arms instead of gambling on damaged goods such as Shaun Marcum, Brandon Lyon, and Scott Atchison? What if they had acquired a starting pitcher instead of expecting Johan Santana to return? What if they had a manager who managed a season instead of one game at a time?
I know, I know — we can’t dwell on the “ifs.” This is a small-market club, and we should simply be happy and thrilled that they’re currently competing at this incredible level. Just consider: if the Mets win their next eight games, they’ll be at .500, and that could be enough to place them second in the division. Happy days.
As mentioned in the previous post, I couldn’t watch this afternoon ballgame. From the linescore it appears that Dillon Gee executed another masterpiece. I did recognize two names in the Colorado lineup: Yorvit Torrealba (who I remember sued the Mets a few years ago) and Michael Cuddyer. The other seven guys were a mystery to me — but, I don’t play fantasy baseball any more and don’t follow the Rockies, so my ignorance is just that: ignorance. The Rockies have now lost five in a row and are 1-9 in their last ten ballgames. I’m starting to wonder: just who the heck in the NL is winning? This season is redolent of 1973, in that every team seems to be below .500.
In any case, if you watched the game, please provide your comments so we can discuss. Many thanks.