It also helps push a team up in the standings, and in the case of our beloved Mets, it pushed them all the way from last to first.
The Mets, at 13-9, are a half game up in the NL East, and they now own the 3rd best record in the National League and the 6th best record in baseball.
There are many reasons for the team's success, including fantastic starting pitching, a dominant bullpen, an awakening offense, and a shot in the arm from the newest Met.
Ike Davis has impressed his teammates as much as he's impressed the fans.
“He’s given us a shot in the arm,” David Wright said. “He solidifies a pretty good lineup.”
“He’s been a good major league player,” Jason Bay said. “You wouldn’t know he’s been here a week.”
Luis Castillo remains the most consistent Met. He has reached base safely in each of his starts, and his OBP continues to climb.
Jason Bay and David Wright have found their strokes, and each man found the gap at Citi Field with consistency over the past few games. David Wright's OBP sits at .438, and Jason Bay is at .387.
But more than anything its been the pitching.
For all the crap Omar Minaya takes, I will once again state that the man put together a world-class bullpen anchored by one of the best closers in the game.
Toss in the mastery of Pedro Feliciano and a deep bunch of setup men for Jerry to leverage, and it's easy to see why a one run lead is often enough. These guys are getting the job done and then some.
So we all take a breather today...read, rest, re-energize, and then head to Philly tomorrow to keep the mojo going.
It sure feels good to be a Mets fan right now--enjoy your coffee!
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