After sweeping two series on the road, the Mets are looking like a fine, competitive team. Their road record is not so bad. They are fighting for first place in their division. And rumors say that Beltran is truly going to return. It’s beginning to look as if my plan for this season, to root for a miserable team, has been foiled.
But let’s not count our chickens yet. The Mets just played a pair of awful teams away from home. Baltimore is pitiful, and Cleveland is a “Can’t anybody play this game” kind of team. Cleveland’s fielding was so poor that the Mets got credit for seven doubles in one game.
I am looking forward to some good, competitive play from the Mets, but not a sustained pennant race. Their closer is not consistent enough to nail down game after game; their senior pitcher, Santana, is not as overpowering as he used to be; and some of those Met bats may just be on a hot streak. Let’s see if they can win their next series, against the Yankees.