Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mets Love Some Cole Hamels

The most feared pitching staff in all of the National League has one small bit of kryptonite in it. No it's not Joe Blanton. Ok, maybe it is so there's two small bits of kryptonite. Joe Blanton and Cole Hamels inability to beat the Mets.

The World Series MVP has only 2 career wins against the Mets and he proved this last night in a 7-1 rout of the Phils where the Mets scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning.

Nothing should be taken away from Chris Young who's deceptively slow fastball and even slower changeup was baffling the likes of Ryan Howard and Shane Victorino all night. It's only Young's first start as a Met so I'll reserve issuing him into Mets saintdom until he gets a few more starts under his belt.

Of all the Mets, David Wright appeared to enjoy Mr. Hamels the most. After a first inning strikeout, Wright couldn't be kept off base and seemed to score or drive in a run every time he was at bat.

While it's always fun to watch the Mets beat the Phils, there's still 2 games left to go. Winning one of the remaining two games in Philly would be a magical occurrence. It would mean back to back road series wins to start the season. That's almost unfathomable...or is it?

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