Just one Phillies win is all it will take for Mets Lifers to be one game away from the antidepressants. It doesn't matter that the Mets have won 10 of their last 13 games. It doesn't matter that Reyes and Wright are potential MVP candidates. And it doesn't matter that Luis Ayala is slowly turning into an adequate replacement for Billy Wagner.
Why? Because we're the Mets.
This is what we do. We make things exciting when they don't have to be. We sweep our archnemesis the Braves, but lose 2 out of 3 to the last place Astros. We blow leads of 7 games with 17 to play. It's what we do.
So the joy and excitement of last week may quickly turn to despair and anxiety in the matter of 48 hours. If the Phillies win tonight, we'll be one game away from reaching for the Prozac, Zoloft or your drug of choice.