Only three games left prior to the All-Star Break. My, how time flies.
It is realistic to believe the Mets could drop two of three in San Francisco prior to this well deserved break. You know what? I would be okay with that.
If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that the Mets would be one game over .500 considering the following factors I would have laughed in your face heartily:
- Johan Santana still has yet to pitch
- David Wright has played in only 39 games
- Ike Davis has played in only 36 games
- Angel Pagan missed 30 games
- Jose Reyes is on the DL with a bum hamstring
- Chris Young is out for the season after only four starts
- Jason Bay has been non-existent for a vast majority of the season
- Tom has yet to don the over sized head of the Mr. Met suit
I am confident they will find a way to get a win in San Francisco. Much has been said about the three starters the Giants will throw at the Mets. Yes they are formidable, but they are human and can be beat. As a matter of fact, all three (Lincecum, Vogelsong, and Cain) haven’t exactly thrown no hit ball in their last couple of starts.
The icing on the cake scenario would put the Mets three games over .500 after figuring out a way to stun the World Champs with a road series win.
Avoiding a sweep is paramount. It would be somewhat deflating to find the Mets a game under .500 after all they have accomplished the last few weeks with all of the challenges thrown at them.