Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Death, Taxes and No Easy Wins

These are the three things Mets Lifers can count on. I have officially added my cardiologist to my speed dial at least through the end of September.
While these games are nerve racking and painful, they are exciting at the same time. This is pennant race baseball, and you have to step back sometimes and enjoy the ride. This last game against the Nationals had everything. There were hits, home runs, potential fights, argued calls, more home runs. comebacks, bad pitching, more comebacks, fantastic fielding, and horrendous fielding.

This game had everything, but the most important thing is that it ended with a Mets win. Couple that with a Phillies loss and you get a 3.5 game lead in the NL East.

The great thing about the way this team is playing right now is that it doesn't matter which facet of the team is underperforming because another facet picks up the slack. When the starting pitching falters, the bullpen holds. When the bullpen crumbles, the offense scores more runs.

It's a vicious cycle, but I'll ride it to a pennant if I have to.

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