The New York Mets continued their winning ways against Atlanta Monday night, beating them 6-1.
I didn’t get to watch the whole game, but I did see Ike Davis make Fredi Gonzalez look foolish for intentionally walking David Wright to get to him, and I saw Jason Bay make a nice catch to rob Jack Wilson of a home run. Dillon Gee appeared to do a good job mixing up his pitches, and the bullpen and defense didn’t hand the game back like they did on Sunday in Philadephia.
I don’t think anyone’s revising their post-season picks based on the first ten games of the season, but it sure is nice to see the Mets get off to a 7-3 start instead of the 3-7 one most of us were secretly (or not-so-secretly) dreading based on their off-season moves and poor spring record.
Today’s Mets card of the moment is from the 1968 Topps set, showing reliever Tug McGraw. Topps seems to have used a photo taken during McGraw’s rookie season in 1965, since the World’s Fair patch is clearly visible on his left sleeve. Another interesting note – McGraw did not pitch in a game for the Mets in 1968, though he did have a 9-9 record in 24 appearances for the Triple-A Jacksonville Suns.