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So you're saying there's a chance….

CitiFieldFor one night at least, everything went right in Mets-land.

  • Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 with a walk in his second major league game.
  • Kelly Johnson made a good first impression in his Mets debut by going 2-for-6 with a home run.
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis also went 4-for-4, driving in four of the Mets’ 15 runs.
  • Lucas Duda hit a pair of home runs, offering hope that he’s returning to his April & May All-Star candidate form.
  • Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4, including a home run
  • Matt Harvey went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs… oh, and he pitched a pretty good game too.

It’s fun to watch your team score 15 runs on 21 hits in a single night instead of taking a whole week to reach those totals. Imagine if Terry Collins issued that “hit or sit” ultimatum a little bit sooner.

The Mets have a tougher challenge awaiting them today. Zack Greinke hasn’t given up a run since June 13th… but maybe, just maybe, the Mets can be the team to put an end to his scoreless innings streak.

And maybe, just maybe, they can find enough offense on a consistent basis to get their amazing starting rotation to the postseason where anything can happen.

It might take something on the order of a minor miracle, but after games like last night’s it’s easier to believe.

4 thoughts on “So you're saying there's a chance….

  1. The Mets scored two weeks worth of runs last night against a guy who’s not on the LA 40-man and who hasn’t shown much in the minors until this season. Then, after that, they rung the clock of a guy who hadn’t pitched in the majors in eight years. I’ll reserve judgment until after I see what they can do against Greinke this afternoon.


  2. I wouldn’t discount the psychological effect of adding Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe… I know I was thrown when I heard about the trade. “So, we’re trading minor leaguers… for useful Major Leaguers? Oh. Well… That’s good, isn’t it?” It could be that the trade proved to the players (and the fans) that Sandy *is* trying to improve the team. Combined with a rookie opposing pitcher, maybe they just – GASP! – relaxed and had fun.

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  3. You guys need to be more optimistic. We have a darn good shot this year (and, yes, we even scored on Greinke and, no thanks to our closer, won the game today). Our starting pitchers are the envy of baseball. I believe we’re post-season bound and I think you’d enjoy the season a lot more if you stopped acting like someone is going to hit you in the head (metaphorically) any time something goes right. Pitching and defense wins championships. We’ve had the pitching and Uribe and Johnson just improved our infield defense considerably. Captain Kirk looks pretty good playing every day, so, me, I might shut down Lagares for the rest of the year. Just two games back. You gotta BELIEVE!!!

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