Slapping Some Lipstick On That Pig
A win is a win. Four of the first five hits for the Cubs may not have been hits with tighter defense, but the Mets played the type of game that championship teams do. They got into a 4-0 hole to the Cubbies and scratched their way back with six walks, some solid pitching down the stretch, and a big night for David Wright who is looking like the David Wright of yesteryear. They made the Cubbies pay for some mistakes and simply executed when they needed to win it in the bottom of the ninth.
I am still concerned about the reoccurring theme of the early goings of the 2007 season which is the Mets being their own worst enemy. What is absolutely clear to me is the Mets are the only ones who can hold themselves back from running away from the rest of the pack in the NL. Now that Wright is coming out of his slump this team just got much better offensively and that says a lot being they already lead the league in runs scored.