Well, well, well....3 "wells" and 3 wins in a row from a team that has suddenly found new life.
The Mets are now 10-12 in July and stand 6.5 games back in the wildcard race.
It was a very strong win highlighted by the continued hot streak of Luis Castillo (2 for 3 with a walk), another RBI from the rejuvenated Jeff Francoeur (homered and drew his first Met walk--an intentional one), a strong bullpen effort in relief of Ollie Perez (the bullpen went 4 inning with no runs, no walks, and 5 Ks), and the big hit of the night--a Grand Slam by Fernando Tatis.
Tatis has had more than his share of struggles this season and hit into double plays at an embarrassing clip, but last night he wanted a fly ball, needed a fly ball, had to have a fly ball--and he got one--a really big fly. "I was just trying to hit a fly ball," Tatis said, "and it happened."
The bottom line for this team is that they are hitting and pitching well, and winning a bit, which in turn has energized the entire roster....they are having fun again.
The Mets have a real chance to keep the momentum going throughout this homestand and start the process of leapfrogging a few teams in the wildcard standings. That will be their guiding star to succeed.
There is plenty of baseball left--this team has a shot.
|Team||W||L||PCT||GB||E#||L10||STRK||LAST GAME||NEXT GAME|
|Colorado||54||45||.545||-||-||6-4||L1||7/27 @ NYM, L 3-7||7/28 @ NYM, 7:10P|
|San Francisco||53||46||.535||1.0||63||4-6||W1||7/27 vs PIT, W 4-2||7/28 vs PIT, 10:15P|
|St. Louis||54||48||.529||1.5||61||4-6||W1||7/27 vs LAD, W 6-1||7/28 vs LAD, 8:15P|
|Atlanta||51||48||.515||3.0||61||7-3||W1||7/26 @ MIL, W 10-2||7/28 @ FLA, 7:10P|
|Florida||51||48||.515||3.0||61||6-4||W1||7/26 @ LAD, W 8-6||7/28 vs ATL, 7:10P|
|Houston||50||49||.505||4.0||60||5-5||L3||7/27 @ CHC, L 1-5||7/28 @ CHC, 8:05P|
|Milwaukee||49||50||.495||5.0||59||3-7||L2||7/27 vs WSH, L 6-14||7/28 vs WSH, 8:05P|
|NY Mets||47||51||.480||6.5||58||5-5||W3||7/27 vs COL, W 7-3||7/28 vs COL, 7:10P|
|Cincinnati||45||53||.459||8.5||56||3-7||W1||7/27 vs SD, W 6-4||7/28 vs SD, 7:10P|
|Pittsburgh||43||56||.434||11.0||53||4-6||L3||7/27 @ SF, L 2-4||7/28 @ SF, 10:15P|
|Arizona||43||57||.430||11.5||52||5-5||L1||7/27 vs PHI, L 2-6||7/28 vs PHI, 9:40P|
|San Diego||38||62||.380||16.5||47||2-8||L3||7/27 @ CIN, L 4-6||7/28 @ CIN, 7:10P|
|Washington||31||68||.313||23.0||41||5-5||W3||7/27 @ MIL, W 14-6||7/28 @ MIL, 8:05P|