NY Sports Dog: 20 Games in 20 Days Nears Close

Friday, July 3, 2009

20 Games in 20 Days Nears Close

The Mets are 3 games away from finishing a brutal 20 games in 20 days stretch.

During the streak they played:

3 on the road at Baltimore (1-2)
3 at home against Tampa Bay (1-2)
4 at home against St Louis (3-1)
3 at home against the Yankees (0-3)
3 on the road against the Brewers (1-2)
1 on the road at the Pirates (1-0)

Thus far they are 7-10, and it's next stop Philly for the team that refuses to quit.

During the 20 game streak they lost 5 in a row at one point, and many were writing them off for dead.

Now they've won 2 in a row thanks to a great start by Mike Pelfrey and a suddenly hot Ryan Church and sit just one game behind the floundering Phillies.

I've been watching baseball a Loooooong time, and I've never seen a team this beat up and injured have to endure such a grueling marathon of games.

If the Mets can take 2 of 3 from the Phils it will be one of the more impressive achivements we've seen in a while.

After this series the Mets get a day off, then it's home for 6 games against the Dodgers and Reds before the All-Star break.

After the break there is a good chance that Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran come back, and we could see Ollie as soon as next week pending the outcome of his final tuneup start. We're still not sure on John Maine.

Delgado should be back by early August, and JJ Putz and even Billy Wagner are working hard to come back in the next one to two months.

Call me crazy, but the Mets are weathering this storm...one game at a time.

With a full roster by mid-August, there's no question that this team will be the cream of the NL East.Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

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