Boy it’s not easy following the New York Mets. This season has given us more than we could of expected. The Mets are fighting without a true superstar in their lineup. They have been winning with just one true ace, a solid starter and 3 question marks every night. Until recently, their number 4 hitter and young first baseman was producing absolutely nothing. But they keep showing resiliency, and now after being swept by the Reds at home, they will have to show it again.
The Mets swept Tampa with such ease, that maybe us Met fans got a little spoiled. We expected them to compete against the Central Leading Reds, but they couldn’t. Now the Mets will have to rebound, and it won’t be easy. This week, they play the American League Wildcard Leading Orioles, followed by the best team and hottest team in baseball New York Yankees. The team that swept the Mets out of Yankee Stadium a week ago.
The Mets need consistency. They need to build on the resiliency they keep showing and go on a nice little run here to end out this month. Their next 12 games, 9 of them are against 3 of the top 4 teams in baseball. The other 3 are against the Cubs in Wrigley, which no matter how bad the Cubs are, the Mets never fare well in Wrigley.
Not to be negative, but this season, any chance, any life the Mets might have, lies on this week. They must go 3-3 against the Orioles and the Yankees. Even if it means sweeping Baltimore and then being swept, 3-3 is imperative. I don’t care how it happens, but every Mets fan would sign up for that record this week.
So while we applaud the resiliency and the fight this club has given us, and it has been more than expected. As New Yorkers, we now expect consistency. Fair or not, we expect them to compete. Time to show their true metal. Their season is on the line this week.