The Mets just finished one of their best homestands with another victory. The Mets beat the Dodgers, 7-3, to complete a three-game sweep and conclude their 10-game stand at Citi Field with a 9-1 record. That matched the Mets’ best record for a homestand. The Mets were 9-1 from Aug. 16 to 24 in 1969 and again from Sept. 12 to 22 in 1988.
Wright had a double and a single and Bay had a run-scoring double in the Mets’ two-run seventh inning. Ike Davis had two hits and a run batted in. Wright Bay Davis, we love you. In 10 games, Davis is hitting .355.
Is this more attributable to sloppy playing by the Cubs, Braves, and Dodgers, as some wags have suggested, or to improved playing by the lovable losers? A little of both perhaps (the other sides didn't have impressive relief pitchers) but we hope mainly the latter. Although even manager Jerry Manuel--who this week isn't going to be fired--has said the Cubbies, Braves and Dodgers seem to be "going through a downward spiral."
Still. Even our long-laggardly bullpen worked well as Fernando Nieve, Pedro Feliciano and Francisco Rodriguez threw three scoreless innings. And Pelf is a good starter!
Four pitchers? Is the MLB sofffft? But that's another post. Let us end on a rare hopeful, wide-eyed, skipping through the outfeld green green grass note about our home team.
Yes, we realize this is a bit much. But when there's a little good news, why not savor it?