Elster's World

Monday, July 23, 2007

West Coast Swing

Strange trip for the Mets this weekend. After dropping 2 of three to the Padres, the Mets rebounded by taking 3 of 4 from the Dodgers in LA to finish the trip at 4 and 3. I guess you would have to call it a success (even if the Dodgers did gift wrap tonight's victory) still consider:

After David Wright hit his three run job against the Padres, the Mets should have won that game. Combine that with Rubin Gotay's gift in Saturday's game, the Mets could easily have gone 6 and 1 on this trip - which would have been a smashing success by all accounts - as well as a message to the National League that the Mets, despite an uneven season to date, are still the team to beat in the NL.

Instead, it was more of the same of what we have seen all season. The Mets win more than they lose, their pitching is uneven, and they have some issues at certain positions (2b, corner outfield).

Still they did go 4-3 against the two teams challenging them for NL supremacy. You can't exactly complain about that.

Strange trip.

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