Nothing. Absolutely squat. After the Yankees swept the Mets on Sunday, I say down and realized that the series proved nothing new that I didn’t already know. The Yankees are better than the Mets? Yup. The Yankees have better pitching? Of course. The Yankees play longball? Already Knew it. Mets are young and inexperienced in high profile games? I could of told you that.
You see, while yes, no Mets fan wants to see the Yankees sweep the Mets, it just wasn’t our weekend. The Yankees are the hottest team in baseball and the Mets ran into a buzzsaw. You know what you do? You go into Tampa and take the series, and unless their is a drastic change tonight, the Mets will be taking game one in about 10 minutes.
It won’t get any easier for the Mets in the next two games against the Rays… even though the Mets will throw their aces out there, the Rays will be doing just the same with Price on Wednesday and Hellickson on Thursday. Hopefully after scoring 11 runs tonight, the New York Mets will feel a little more comfortable at the plate and give their aces the support they need.
But if your still bothered that the Yankees,( the hottest team in baseball) swept the Mets, you have to get over it. They are still only 5.5 games out of first and 1.5 out of the wildcard on June 12th. They are in by far the toughest stretch of the year and it won’t get any better. They need to make up for being swept, and it could start in Tampa this week by taking two out of three and then coming home for a home trip that can be described as a gauntlet.
The Mets will see the Reds this weekend, followed by the Orioles next week and finishing off with a shot off redemption against the Yankees. The last two series of the month of June after the Yankees is at Wrigley for the Cubs and at Los Angeles for the Dodgers. That’s 17 games starting tomorrow that the Mets must try to win 9, but at least 8. Have to stay over 500 in the next two and a half weeks. End June with a positive note. 9 wins in the next 17 games would put the Mets at 14-14 for the month of June, every Met fan would sign up for that.
By the way, July has 12 games against divisional opponents. So the Mets must stay above water right now, and make a push in July. Especially against the first place Nationals, whom they play six times in the month of July. Hold onto your seats Mets fans, the season has truly just begun!