It was a tough day to be a Mets fan today, as I sat and watched my boy Oliver Perez blow a 4-0 lead, Daniel Murphy look like a JV player out there, getting picked off first base and also slipping in left field, TWICE, and let's not forget Carlos Beltran pulling a Jeremy Giambi and forgetting to slide on a close play at the plate in the eighth. Despite today's disaster, I am still very confident about this years team, and here's why.
1.) The Bullpen—Last year's bullpen was comparable to Mr. Toad's Wild Ride: dark and scary, and you never know whats is going to happen but you know that it won't be fun. Whereas this year the Mets added J.J Putz and K-Rod to shore up the eighth and ninth innings. Also, they are getting great production from fireballer Bobby Parnell and good work from Sean Green.
2.) Luis Castillo—Apparently he remembered that it is better to hit the ball hard, and all of a sudden, is among the league leaders in batting, making the Mets order strong at 1-8.
3.) Flukes—The Mets have lost a few games this year on literally nothing but luck. During Sunday's game, the Mets crushed two balls with the bases loaded, with one going directly to Bill Hall, allowing him to turn a double play, and another that somehow found Paul Coffey's glove, allowing him to turn one as well.
4.) The general idea that water always finds its level—By this, I mean that the Mets are really hitting the ball very well, but not producing enough runs. Since hitting the ball well usually directly correlates with scoring runs, there is good reason to believe that soon the Mets will start scoring more runs, even if they cool off a tiny bit hitting-wise.
All in all, I think the Mets are bound to turn it around and go on to good season.