The New York Mets enter its three-game series with the Atlanta Braves as the hottest team in baseball, having won eight consecutive games. The Mets swept their last two series against the Marlins and Phillies and have not lost a game since the Braves defeated them twice on April 10th and 11th. The Braves are the only team to defeat the Mets in a series this season.
Padres 2 Mets 1
Kind of early in the season for a lazy “getaway” day game after a night game.
Mets 8 Padres 4
Mets remain undefeated and remain at the top of the NL East standings.
It’s amazing how one 1-11 stretch can ruin an entire 162-game season. The Mets had a relatively successful west coast road trip, going 6-5. But following that 12-game stretch after the All-Star break (which included an 0-6 homestand) playing just a few games over .500 won’t cut it anymore. At the All-Star break, they were a mere 4.5 games out. Now, they’re 12.5 games behind the first-place Nationals. They have also fallen 9 games out of a wildcard berth. Just like that, a large measure of hope has been drained from the 2012 season. And unless the Mets can get on a nice, long winning streak, the dog days of August are going to be a tougher slog than usual.
No slogs here, just Blogs:
- Rising Apple says Josh Edgin is the lone bright spot in the Mets bullpen (I would add: for now)
- Rich Coutinho wisely recommends that we don’t overanalyze every Matt Harvey start. He’s a talented pitcher who’s still learning the game.
- Metstradamus shares a similar sentiment (and reports that NASA has located a home run allowed by Steve Trachsel)
- Kerel Cooper talks about the worst contracts in Mets history.
- MMO has a nice interview with prospect Wilmer Flores.
- Mets Minors has the video of Buffalo manager Wally Backman calling out the opposing manager for stealing signs. Backman was suspended for his outburst.
Mets Today is still blogging away the moments that make up the dog days (or something), so keep checking us out.
Padres 7 Mets 3
On the bright side, the Mets didn’t squander many opportunities.
Mets 6 Padres 2
Mets pound Padres and creep closer to the .500 mark.
Padres 3 Mets 1
So much for momentum.
Mets 2 Padres 0
It wasn’t a four-game sweep, but it was the next-best thing.