I wonder what my colleague will have to say about last night's game. After spotting the Brewers leads of 3-0 and 5-4 in the first two innings, the Mets bats took over and Oliver Perez settled down and the Mets coasted the rest of the way in what appeared to be a rather slushy 8-5 victory. The Mets managed their runs mostly via the longball, something mostly missing from their game of late. And these longballs came from rather unlikely sources. Castro's HR in the second, his 8th, gives him 3 more than LoDuca in about a third as many ABs. Marlon Anderson hit his first of the season while starting in Center Field of all places, spelling Milledge. Shawn Green hit his first HR in over a Month, earning himself a hearty Mazel Tov for putting the game away in the 6th.
A win is a win, and it certainly helps the Mets keep pace in front of the Braves and Phillies who keep leapfrogging each other in second place. One of them is 3 and 1/2 back, I know that.
But how long can you feel good about it? Right now, you just have to be happy with every win you can find at this point, because right now, a consistent streak of 5 or 6 wins in a row seems to be beyond this team's realm. Jorge Sosa has been removed from the starting rotation, and in his place, the Mets have called up Brian Lawrence to make the start on Thursday Afternoon.
Let me repeat that in case you think you may have misread something.
The Mets have called up Brian Lawrence to make the start on Thursday Afternoon.
Brian Freakin' Lawrence???
This is the best we can muster at this point? Lawrence hasn't appeared in a Major League game since 2005, and he was barely passable before that point!
This looks to be about as promising as the day Brett Hinchcliffe took the mound for the Mets in Milwaukee back in 2001.
Way to permeate the good vibes, guys. I wish you the best.