Monday, July 27, 2009

Mets Were a Mike Hampton Home Run Away from a Rare Road Sweep

Man, I hate Mike Hampton. Turns out that Hampton's home run was the only blemish in the Mets chances for an unheard of road sweep of a series. Oddly enough, the home run cam against Johan Santana who one would think would have been the only chane the Mets had for a win this weekend.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the Mets bats wakeup for the rookie Niese and then pull Livan Hernandez out of what could have been a blowout by the Astros.

At this point I'm think the Mets need to reconfigure Citi Field to match the dimensions of Minute Maid Park because we haven't seen this many runs since 2006.

By the way, does anyone else think of Carlos Beltran's basket catch running up the stupid hill in center field every time the Mets play there?

Now the Mets have gotten my attention when I was ready to slowly fade into fan oblivion. Frenchie Francoeur is looking like one of Omar's best trades. Omir Santos is coming alive again. Luis Castillo is on steroids. And Angel Pagan is a triples machine.

Oh and David Wright finally hit a home run.

With a four game series against the Rockies, the Mets could either make up some ground in the Wild Card or just demoralize the fan base once again.

Guess we'll wait and see.

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