This team is like riding on a seesaw. When something goes up, anothing thing must go down. A 6 game win streak must be followed by losing 8 out of 10. A slew of injuries unleashes an unexpected offensive onslaught from no-name players. The return of injured sluggers brings on horrendous pitching. The hope of a Wild Card hunt is followed up by a dose of the full reality that the 2011 Mets are all but finished.
The series against the Marlins showed just how much of a roller coaster ride this team is. Pelfrey's awful performance was matched with Wright's triumphant return and game winning theatrics. Then horrible pitching was teamed with a great offensive output only to lead to back to back losses.
This is the way the rest of the season will go. A few highs followed by a few lows followed by...you get the picture. Beltran is about to go and I wouldn't be surprised if a few others will join him before August rolls around.
It signals the end of a meaningful season, but the hope is that the seesaw swings back the other way.