Never fear Mets fans! The bats...and this team may not be dead in the water just yet...
After exploding for 22 runs while taking 2 of 3 from the 'Stros this weekend, the Metsies showed a flare for the dramatic last night when DPT (Double Play Tatis) came up and served the Rockies (my personal favorite sandwich) a Grand Salami that may potentially be the blast that finally changes the club's momentum.
For the first time in over 2 months, the Mets have put together a 3-game winning streak and with 64 games left, trailing 6.5 games in the wild card doesn't exactly seem all that far out of reach anymore.....
Luis Castillo is enjoying his best season as a Met as has hit .339 since the infamous dropped pop-up.....Jeff Francoeur has hit .327 with 3 HR and 15 RBI in only 13 games as a Met (By the by Churchy's line... .200 1HR 4 RBI since the trade). While Church has done garbage down in Hotlanta, Francoeur is showing game by game that he is indeed a gamer as well as an absolute steal from the Braves
Oh yea...David Wright finally hit a home run in the month of July.
With the exception of the catchers, Manuel has left his lineup intact from game to game and given players such as Danny Murphy a chance to play consistently. Who would have thought at all that at any point this season our cleanup hitter would be executing clutch bunts???
The bottom line is this....what I saw in that dugout last night was something I haven't seen in a long time...passion. Not only were the players estatic when Tatis went deep, the fans made Citi Field rock like it hasn't been rocked often enough this season. (Not that they have had anything to exactly cheer about).
More importantly, the win came amongst a slew of controversy between Omar Minaya, Adam Rubin and the recently unemployed Tony Bernezard....more on those guys in the inaugural Jackasses of the week column that will make its debut this Friday!
Let's be real here...i'm not saying to clear your entire month of October to watch the Mets...all i'm saying is that the next 64 games will be nothing short of interesting...in the immortal words of WWE commentator Jim Ross..business may very well be about to pick up!kudos to newsday for the photo