20.9.07

IsThe Blood-Letting Over?

Well, one 8-4 victory over the hapless Nats and the world seems a little rosier.


Happy days are here again,
The skies above are clear again,
So let's sing a song of cheer again,
Happy days are here again.
All together, shout it now!
There's no one who can doubt it now.
So let's tell the world about it now,
Happy days are here again.
Your cares and troubles are gone,
There'll be no more from now on!


*****

Just one Jorge Sosa relief performance that didn't mimic the last month's 6.75 ERA (worse even than Guillermo Mota's 6.35 ERA over the same period).

Just one Mike Pelfrey victory, the man who looked like he'd never win in a Met's uniform this season on his way to an 0-7 start, gutting out an ugly performance with a little run support after the Mets had scored more than five runs only once in his 11 previous starts.

Just one victory after 5 losses in a row, combined with the end to the Phillies winning streak and for one day anyway, all the derisive chatter about the Mets faltering dreams, all the Gene Mauch and '64 Phillie comparisons, all the maddening fear glazing over in the eyes of Flushing, poof, gone for a day.

In the interim, let's forget about ANOTHER three errors committed, the fact that Moises Alou is gimping about on one 41-year old leg, that Lo Duca's knuckles are swollen to the size of watermelons, that El Duque is out until the post-season, that Jose Reyes, despite a pair of hits and a pair of runs, still does not appear back to mid-season form and that the bullpen, having redeemed itself for a night, still has at least 11 and perhaps as many as 30 more games to drive us mad.

For one day, the pressure is off and as those looking on the ambitiously optimistic side of things might recount: this is the struggle the Mets needed, the pressure to prepare for the post-season run.

The Magic Number is Down To 9 but the D-Train is up next...

*****

Bet he's not disappointed about lining his bloody pockets though

"I'm disappointed with the way the team is performing overall, and that's everyone, top to bottom,'' Mets COO Jeff Wilpon told SI.com

4 comments:

sanchez said...

I suspect all this late season drama is really a secret plot to sell tickets for that last home series against the Nats...

Jaap said...

is that the earliest the Mets can clinch?

sanchez said...

Why not clinch against their former third base coach?

Philly Phanatic said...

You guys win one game and think it's over? Think again. You'll have to beat us in the playoffs!