If there was ever a time to panic it would be... not now.
The Mets are finding themselves extremely lucky, albeit not in their games but in the standings. Thankfully, no one in the NL East is on a tear right now so the Mets find themselves just a simple game back in the standings. Speaking of tear, Jerry Manuel says Jose Reyes could be headed to the DL. His calf will be examined today, Thursday, in NYC. (Between me and you, the Mets are absolutely awful when it comes to dealing with injuries. Carlos Delgado did not need to fly to the west coast last week. Jose Reyes did not need to return to the lineup if he was not 1000%... and don't tell me he was - he wasn't. This occurence tonight proves my point. If you want more proof that the Mets constantly drop the ball - besides in the outfield - when it comes to injuries then google "Ryan Church & Colorado". You'll see what I mean).
What's the most telling sign that your team is not performing well at all? No, besides the fact that most of it belongs in Triple A. Try again.
Yup, you guessed it: When your number 5 starter allows 1 run in 7 innings and you still lose 2-1 ... you know you're deep in number 2. I know that's alot of number for just 1 sentence but allow me to throw 3 more your way: 9-1-1.
According to Gary Cohen, the Mets have gone 307 plate appearances without a homerun. Is that a joke? I know this number won't succeed 1,000; we're due to be in Yankee Stadium in the near future.
Speaking of Yankee stadium home runs, the Yanks went back-to-back-to-back on Wednesday night for the first time in the new stadium. I'm surprised it's only happened once so far; the only thing quicker to leave the park are Twins Fans.
Take your time getting back, Delgado.
Daniel Murphy looked outstanding on defense while playing first base for the first time in his major-league career. He made a handful of impressive stops on ground balls hit in the hole and down the line, flipping the ball like an old pro to Hernandez for outs. He also made a goalie-like, leaping grab on a hot line drive to end the fifth inning.
Prior to tonight's game, Jerry Manuel told reporters he will no longer use Daniel Murphy in the outfield. That came as a shock to me being that I never knew Murphy actually PLAYED in the outfield. Wink wink.
The Mets now head to Boston to take the Red Sox on for three games. But first...let me throw the cliche line at you. Ready? Here goes:
"Thankfully, The Mets first have a much needed day off on Thursday."
If I had a nickle for every time....