Easy Like Sunday Morning
This Met team looks to be tighter than a camel's ass during a sandstorm.
The way the Mets are pitching, the four wins could be the start of a big season for the defending NL East champions.
"They keep pitching like that, we're going to be dangerous," Reyes said.
The Mets have a 0.75 ERA and their starters have all four of their wins this season. They won their first four games, including three against St. Louis, by a combined margin of 31-3.
"It's good, we just stay together," Reyes said. "When we stay together, we're going to be dangerous. We've got the talent here. We've got to see what we can do."
The bullpen has not given up a run yet and the starters have been electrifying. While the Cards may not be a good team, they are still the defending champs and the Mets came out and smoked them and the Braves are no pushovers. Regardless what happens these next two games, coming home 6-0, 5-1, or 4-2 is going to be a great start and I'd venture to guess the Mets pull out at least one of these next two games.
Oliver Perez looked nasty which was great to see for obvious reasons and Jose Reyes just looks like he is in mid-season form already. 3 for 6 with two runs, four RBIs, and two triples? Are you fucking kidding me? As I stated on The Coop's blog yesterday, it's hysterical that the same reason the Mets will not make the playoffs according to some experts is completely being glazed over when it comes to the Yankees. The Mets starters have upside at least and what is the upside outside of anyone not name Phil Hughes on the Yankees? Igawa? He won't finish the year in the rotation. Mussina? He'll be decent enough, but nothing spectacular. Pavano? He had one good year ERA wise with horrible peripherals. Even if he pitches his best, he's not very good and league average at best. Pettitte? This ain't Andy of 1997. Wang? If he's your ace in the AL East, you have problems.
If people think the Mets should be concerned about their rotation, the Yankees should be concerned beyond belief. No Yankee starter has actually made it through five complete innings, but some moron has an article about how they'll win 110 games? Seven teams won 110 or more games in the history of baseball and this Yankee team might be the eighth? Please. Their rotation is a sham and most people fail to exhibit a little objectivity when it comes to the Mets and Yankees. This Met team is far and away the best in the NL and the Yankees are in serious danger of not making the playoffs unless they get Clemens and Hughes contributes significantly this season. They'll miss the playoffs one of these years and this could be the year unless their rotation sorts itself out.
What kind of fucking world do we live in? The Mets sold 3.5+ million tickets last year, already sold 2.5+ million this year, and are really damn good and I have a hard time getting them on in a bar in New York City? And people wonder why I hate the Yankees. How could I not?
With respect to the Yankees and their favorable treatment on ESPN, I direct you to this quote:
"We pretty much think of baseball as the Red Sox and Yankees and everybody else is the Washington Generals," said one ESPN employee who shall remain unnamed.